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Having scooped Digitalisation Project of the Year at the 2022 Water Industry Awards for its real-time bathing water monitoring with UnifAI Technology, Wessex Water’s director of environmental strategy, Ruth Barden, sheds light on ongoing innovation at Warleigh Weir.
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The winners of the Water Industry Awards 2022 have been revealed as the sector celebrated the achievements of water companies and their partners over the past year at The Vox in Birmingham.
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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.
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Fresh from Everflow being named Retailer of the Year at the Water Industry Awards 2022, its environmental and regulatory affairs manager Clare Galland reflects on language lessons at a French nuclear plant, overcoming social anxiety, and the importance of in-person working.
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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.
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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.
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The challenge of scaling up the smart meter roll-out is shared across gas, water and electricity companies. As the panel debate and workshop at the Utility Week Live Summit discussed, smart meters prepare consumers for the changes to come on the net zero journey. But is there are also a case for using the energy sector's new dual band communications network for smart water meters too? Read on to hear more about delegates' views.
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Fresh from Everflow being named Retailer of the Year at the Water Industry Awards 2022, its environmental and regulatory affairs manager Clare Galland reflects on language lessons at a French nuclear plant, overcoming social anxiety, and the importance of in-person working.
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Fresh from Galliford Try winning contractor of the year at the Water Industry Awards 2022, the firm’s head of process solutions, Dr Mariana Gonzalez, discusses the need to be more accepting of risk in innovation and the role of AI in hitting the water industry’s net zero targets.
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Sector experts have told Utility Week it is time for water companies to consider prosecuting customers who repeatedly cause blockages by flushing wet wipes or pouring oils down the sink. However, others have argued a sustained national educational campaign is the right step to influence consumer behaviour around unflushable items. Ruth Williams explores the debate.
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While palpable public concern over the health of rivers, streams and water courses has thrust the water industry’s approach to pollution management into an unprecedented spotlight, sector leaders stressed that focus must stretch far beyond the highly publicised role of sewer overflows.
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