Month: January 2019

January 31, 2019

2019 price review: three water companies over the line at first hurdle with high quality plans

Water regulator Ofwat has today given its initial assessment of water companies’ business plans for 2020-25. Three water companies – Severn Trent, South West Water and United Utilities – delivered such high-quality plans that they have already been given the

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January 31, 2019

Apprenticeship Levy limitations and technical teacher shortages threaten economic growth

The UK education system cannot produce enough engineers to support the economy, especially with increasing reliance on home-grown talent post-Brexit, according to a report published today. Led by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Engineering Skills for the Future – the

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January 31, 2019

Need to prevent ‘Groundhog Day’ for SuDS following ‘Achieving Sustainable Drainage’ report

More needs to be done to avoid ‘Groundhog Day’ for sustainable drainage, warns ACO Water Management, following a further report profiling the slow delivery of SuDS in England. The comments come in the wake of the recent ‘Achieving Sustainable Drainage’

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January 29, 2019

INNOV8 MY DAY BRINGS THE FUTURE TO NORTH EAST COMPANIES

Northumbrian Water teamed up with a range of businesses from across the North East, as well as national and global companies such as Three Mobile, Microsoft and Teal Enterprises, for a special day looking at innovation. Innov8 My Day took

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January 28, 2019

South West Water backs Year of Green Action

An action-packed programme of environmental events open to staff and members of the public is planned by South West Water this year.   In its 25 Year Environment Plan, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs named 2019 as

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January 21, 2019

‘I’m a Scientist/Engineer, Get me out of here!’

The Technicians Make it Happen team are kicking off 2019 with a BIG bang! TMiH team are offering an opportunity to be a part of ‘I’m a Scientist/Engineer, Get me out of here!’ The team are looking for technicians who work in

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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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