Month: January 2019

January 21, 2019

Institute of Water’s One Day Engineering Conference 2019

The Institute of Water is delighted to invite people to join the One Day Engineering Conference, held on the 2nd April 2019. Titled: ‘Back to the Future – building on our engineering heritage to shape the future of the water industry’,

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January 21, 2019

Ofwat’s revamped Principles put strong focus on purpose, values and culture

Water regulator Ofwat has today published its revised board leadership, transparency, and governance Principles. First introduced in 2014, Ofwat launched a review of its Principles last year, following public concerns raised over corporate behaviours in the water sector. Among the

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January 21, 2019

Wet December helps boost reservoirs impacted by exceptionally dry summer

A wetter than average end to the year has given a welcome boost to Yorkshire’s reservoirs, which had been impacted by one of the driest summers on record in 2018. The weather has been wetter since the end of November,

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January 17, 2019

DO YOU DARE TO TRI? TRIATHLON CHALLENGE RETURNS TO HANNINGFIELD

Anyone looking to really put their endurance to the test this year is encouraged to sign up for the Hanningfield Triathlon – a gruelling race which takes place across water bike and foot. Entry for the Hanningfield Triathlon – which

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January 14, 2019

Global Water Summit 2019 – Free Place Offering

As a member of the Eastern Area for the Institute of Water, Jason Tucker, Area President is offering a free place to attend the Global Water Summit 2019 in London on 8th – 10th April 2019. This is a fantastic

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January 14, 2019

LABOUR OF LOVE NOW BATTLING BURSTS

Innovative new technology which can detect where and when water bursts are likely to happen saved Scottish Water £2 million in 2018 – and prevented more than 2,000 bursts across the country. Scottish Water is the first water utility in

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January 11, 2019

Ofwat to consult on changes to Regulatory Accounting Guidelines

Water regulator Ofwat has proposed a number of changes to its Regulatory Accounting Guidelines (RAGs) which set out in detail how water companies must treat particular items where disclosure and reporting requirements go further than those normally required under company

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January 11, 2019

Major new development in the fight against fatbergs

The fight against fatbergs received a major boost today, with the publication of a new official standard identifying which wet wipes can be flushed down toilets safely. Manufacturers of wipes will be able to feature an official water industry ‘Fine

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January 10, 2019

Learning the microbead lesson

A UK-wide prohibition on the use of plastic microbeads came into effect in 2018, but what fundamental lessons can we learn from this high profile case? Dr Rachael Benstead, senior aquatic ecotoxicologist at translational science and research organisation, Fera Science

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January 9, 2019

Board of Trustees appoint Helen Gordon as Chief Executive of the Science Council

Helen will be starting her new role on 4th February and brings with her 13 years of leading professional membership organisations following a career in the health service. Originally training as a nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, she

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