Month: January 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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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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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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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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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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Devon’s ‘largest ever’ fatberg discovered in Sidmouth sewer

An unwanted Christmas present of hardened fat, oil and wet-wipes longer than six double-decker buses, has been discovered in a Sidmouth sewer under The Esplanade.  The 64-metre fatberg is the biggest ever discovered in Devon and is thought to be

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Help inspire the next generation of engineers

These are exciting times for policy work at the Royal Academy of Engineering, Britain’s national academy for engineering, which brings together the UK’s most eminent engineers from all disciplines to promote excellence in engineering. Closing date for applications: Midday Thursday

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Veolia and Anglian Water target over £1 million savings through process optimisation

As part of a new framework contract with Anglian Water, Veolia is targeting savings of £1.07million through process optimisation and energy management, and reducing the water company’s carbon footprint. Since starting in late 2017, the three year contract has provided

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