Under Thames Water's infrastructure alliance with Clancy and Kier, work has begun in the Cotswolds on an £8.5 million sewer scheme that uses microtunnelling to minimise disruption.
The water sector must find ways to cut the emissions from its most energy intensive activity - wastewater treatment. Industry experts discussed how this could be done and what challenges stand in the way of creating a circular economy to benefit from what has previously been considered waste.
Digital transformation in Water and Wastewater is not as complex as it may seem. If leaders undertake to bring together the right tools, the path to the gold standard offers the security and sustainability that delivers at each step in the digital transformation journey.
WWT now has a new home, with the launch of Utility Week Innovate (UW Innovate), a new hub designed to champion and facilitate collaborative innovation.
Ofwat has established its £200 million Innovation Fund in a 'disruptive' attempt to change mindsets and boost water companies’ capacity to collaborate and co-operate to solve problems. UW Innovate looks at the aspirations behind the Fund, and meets the teams behind two projects in the first wave to secure funding.
One of Affinity Water's two winning bids in the Innovation in Water Challenge is to apply smart network techniques to assets such as storage water tanks to boost network capacity when demand is high. Project lead Mumin Islam talked to Utility Week about the project.