A gel and mineral-based solution allowing leaking water pipes to ‘self-heal’ without the need for excavation is being tested by Northumbrian Water field teams across the north east after a successful trial in Newcastle.

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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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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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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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