Month: July 2019

July 31, 2019

Local businesses encouraged to help ‘stop the block’

South West Water is launching its Think Sink campaign for businesses this month to remind food service establishments of their responsibilities regarding the proper disposal of fat, oil, grease and food waste. Parts of North Devon, Exmouth, Plymouth and Truro

Read More

July 31, 2019

Drones to detect illegal water abstractions

Drones will be used for the first time this summer to gather information about illegal abstraction in East Anglia’s fenland areas. The Environment Agency manages abstraction to balance the needs of the environment with the rights of lawful water users

Read More

July 24, 2019

Institute of Water partners with ICE

The Institute of Water (IWater) is delighted to announce an exciting partnership with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) that enables members to access benefits that span both organisations, including events, professional development and publications. The organisations have worked together

Read More

July 23, 2019

Ofwat further protects customer interests with new guidance on companies’ ring-fencing obligations

Water companies trying to create financial arrangements otherwise prohibited by their licence, which might include things like intercompany loans up to the parent company, will have to clearly show how the arrangements serve customers’ interests or they will be blocked

Read More

July 18, 2019

PN 10/19 2019 price review: Ofwat unveils programme of huge investment, service improvements and lower bills for water customers

Ofwat has today set out a major package of investment to signal a new era for what the water sector delivers for customers and the environment. Proposals unveiled today involve water companies investing an additional £6 million each and every

Read More

July 16, 2019

News release: Yorkshire Water CEO Richard Flint to retire. Liz Barber appointed as his successor

Yorkshire Water announces today (July 15) that Richard Flint is to retire as chief executive with effect from September 12 and that he will be succeeded in that role by Liz Barber who is currently the company’s chief financial officer. 

Read More

July 10, 2019

United Utilities rolls out record leakage investment

United Utilities is rolling out the biggest “listening” project of its kind in the world in a bid to tackle water leakage. The North West water company is installing around 100,000 ‘acoustic’ loggers over the next two years on its

Read More

July 10, 2019

NI Water CEO takes over as President of the Institute of Water

Sara Venning, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland Water, is the new National President of the Institute of Water. Sara was formally installed as President at the 74th Annual General Meeting which preceded the Institute’s two-day Annual Conference, held at Titanic

Read More

July 9, 2019

Nominations open for the Science Council’s CPD Awards 2019

The Science Council’s CPD Awards are back for 2019 to celebrate 5 years of excellence.  Have you gone above and beyond to keep your CPD up to date? Think you have an outstanding CPD record? Consider nominating yourself for the

Read More

July 9, 2019

IWater President’s Dinner raises £4,000 for WaterAid!

The Institute of Water’s President’s Dinner & Awards night took place on Wednesday 26th June at Belfast City Hall. The night was chaired by Wendy Austin, BBC broadcaster and featured entertainment from Northern Ireland Water’s choir and rugby referee Nigel

Read More