Water retail company Business Stream has cut its carbon emissions by 25% in the past year from a 2018/19 baseline and pledged to lower by another 20% by April 2023 through energy efficiency initiatives.
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.
Waterwise has issued a new long-term strategy for delivering improvement in water efficiency, which includes 10 new objectives to be achieved by 2030. The group said it has broadened its vision since it last published a water efficiency strategy in 2017 to involve all people, properties and organisations in the UK – not just businesses.
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.
The water retail market operator has named the eight projects to be awarded funding from the Market Improvement Fund to bring innovation to address common challenges. Half the projects explore ways to improve water efficiency and help consumers reduce consumption against the backdrop of wider industry water resource planning.
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.
In the build up to the 2022 Water Industry Awards, Ciaran McGuckin, a senior engineer at WSP, reflects on his journey from entering the water sector with no qualifications to being shortlisted as one of its rising stars.
Despite many people saying they are aware of the impact their household water habits can have on the environment, far fewer understand the specific effects and fewer still have modified their behaviour to benefit the environment. That is according to research by CCW that has coincided with the launch of Water's Worth Saving campaign coordinated by Water UK.
In the build up to the 2022 Water Industry Awards, Andrew McLeod, a bioresources process engineer at Jacobs and Rising Star Award finalist, reflects on five years in utilities after ‘pivoting’ from academia.
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.