Ahead of the 2022 Energy Innovation Awards, Utility Week Innovate catches up with young innovator of the year nominee and inventor of the Aquabot – a robot created to measure water pollution in real time – Dale Colley.
United Utilities has unveiled half-a-dozen new tech partners, ranging from autonomous vehicles that collect and analyse water samples to an valve management app, following a global search for firms to join its accelerator program.
Craig Hopkinson, sustainability manager at Anglian Water’s Strategic Pipeline Alliance – and Water Industry Award Rising Star nominee – talks through the role of nature-based solutions in addressing a wide range of crises.
Ahead of the 2022 Water Industry Awards, Rising Star category finalist and Wessex Water site manager, Sophie Ward, discusses her path to spearheading the UK’s first shade ball project and becoming a site manager just months before the Covid pandemic hit.
Utility Week Innovate’s latest round-up features water sector updates from M2M, South East and Northumbrian, as well as news of a domestic flexibility trial involving 1.4 million customers from National Grid and Octopus.
South East Water has invested £25 million to expand its flagship water treatment plant in Berkshire to meet the supply needs of the growing community. The site features a rapid gravity filter unit and a granular activated carbon tank. The project means the plant can process 68 million litres of water daily, up from 45 million.
Ahead of the WWT Wastewater 2022 Conference, Innovate’s round-up includes updates on bathing water disinfection projects from Anglian and Yorkshire Water. Elsewhere Drax, WPD and Sembcorp provided project news.
To mark the launch of the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence, Spring, on 20 December, client programme director Shaunna Berendsen discusses the importance of customer buy-in to innovation and the need to make utilities ‘cool’.
Considered among the world’s best protected deltas, the Netherlands is a global leader in water industry innovation. Experts driving the pioneering sector’s circular economy and sustainable solutions shared their insight.