A new Scottish Water-backed treatment plant and distribution network is coming on stream in the Scottish Highlands. Utility Week Innovate explores a raft of joint venture-led innovation four years in the pipeline.
Mike de Silva, head of sustainability at construction firm Clancy, discusses the need for alternative solutions, data sharing and cultural change around carbon and energy intensive building materials if utilities are to hit net zero targets.
Experts from employer of the year at the 2021 Utility Week Awards, UKPN, and 2022 Water Industry Awards Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year finalist, United Utilities, explain their recruitment strategies to engage traditionally hard-to-reach applicants.
Though gas detection and monitoring have long been a key part of health and safety in the water sector, it’s a topic that the Covid pandemic has driven up the industry’s agenda according to Draeger Safety UK’s Adam Pope.
London Power Tunnel team members celebrated the completion of the first of five drives by its four tunnel boring machines in south London as part of National Grid’s £1 billion project to rewire London.
National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) chief executive James Heath argues it is neither possible nor desirable to avoid all climate risks, saying: “The idea that we’re going to build our way out of climate change doesn’t seem realistic."
Utility Week Innovate catches up with Water Industry Award Rising Star nominee, Stantec civil engineer India Hutchinson, to reflect on her three years in utilities thus far and the need for greater diversity and inclusion in construction.
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