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Collaborative innovation within the water sector is currently high on the agenda, thanks to the Ofwat Innovation Fund. A team from the University of Sheffield has distilled its work on how best to build partnering relationships that lead to viable innovations into a new downloadable guide for the sector.
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Asset-heavy utilities are equipping their remote workers with the technology, skills and support to transform their operational efficiency. Denise Chevin reports.
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Digital Catapult has launched a cross-sector IoT Discovery programme, offering organisations 1-2-1 support on investing in IoT, with Northern Gas Networks participating in the first cohort. Rukmini Prasad, product and partnerships manager for IoT at the Digital Catapult, answers UW Innovate’s questions.
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Seagrass, which was once common around the UK's coast, is believed to be as effective as woodland at sequestering carbon but until now no framework existed to measure its efficacy. Affinity Water was awarded funding from Ofwat's Innovation in Water Challenge fund to restore seagrass in its region, create a seed nursery and develop the framework for carbon credits. Utility Week talks to Aaron Burton, Affinity's head of environmental strategy.
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A tool that is drawn to leaks within pipes has won the Future Water Association 2020 Water Dragons prize. Qinov8's Aquapea moves through pipes and forms a seal over holes to prevent leaks
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Yorkshire Water has begun rolling out mechanical valves to 34 key sites across its region that will allow it to control water flow centrally. This will give the company greater control and the ability to react speedily to interruptions or water events in the network
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Thames Water is the first company in the country to undertake a mass rollout of smart water meters and has reached half a million installations. The firm said the programme has led to a reduction in leakage and greater consumer engagement with water efficiency.
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Last month Anglian expanded its Shop Window project, which aims to use the town of Newmarket as a live testbed for innovative solutions to the problems the water sector is facing now, and for the future. Utility Week chats to the driving forces behind the project.
Analysis
Across the utilities sector, a diverse range of bright and skilled people will help transform the national infrastructure to pave the way for decarbonisation. However, these people are going to need the support of innovative and reliable technology if they are to work in the most effective way, according to Mark Dewell, of Advanced.
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Moving from a paper-based system to a digital-based field service approach brings a plethora of benefits for companies, their workforces and their customers. It gives an opportunity to manage workloads in an efficient and safe manner, allows customers to keep tabs on appointment times and check the progress of their enquiry. But how do you get it right?
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