The fourth industrial revolution, with widespread rollout of the so-called Internet of Things, has been well publicised and long anticipated. There can be little doubt that, with UK utilities and their supply chain partners under increasing pressure to deliver more for less, smart devices that generate actionable insight are a must-have.
Yorkshire Water will join forces with Hydraulic Analysis and Morrisons Water Services to roll out leakage and digital twin technology across major towns and cities as part of a £28 million effort to halve leakage by 2050.
Water and energy companies must look to other sectors, such as financial services, to help improve advice and signpost support for customers struggling to pay their bills, according to a debt advice expert.
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.
Finalists in the 19 categories comprising the 2022 Water Industry Awards have been announced.