Month: March 2021

Call for entries to the Water Industry Film Shorts competition

Water Industry TV invite you to submit short video portraits (no longer than 5 minutes) of your water sector research projects and the challenges they are seeking to address. The video competition and accompanying award ceremony aim to build awareness

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New appointments announced at WRE

Following a comprehensive recruitment process, the Board of Water Resources East (WRE) are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Paul Leinster CBE as their incoming Independent Chair.  Dr Leinster will succeed Henry Cator OBE, who has been the independent Chair

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UN World Water Day 2021

The United Nation’s Annual World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. A core focus of World Water

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Institute of Water signs up to IEMA’s Diverse Sustainability Initiative

Did you know only 3% of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people work in the environment profession? We believe this needs to change. Today, IEMA are launching a key collaboration with organisations in the environmental and sustainability profession and NGOS,

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CMA issues final decision on water price controls

The CMA has published its findings on the price controls for 4 water companies for 2020-2025. In December 2019, Ofwat published its price controls setting out the total amount water companies can charge for services in 2020-25. In March 2020,

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Birmingham 2022 joins forces with Severn Trent to help deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games

With 500 days to go until the start of Birmingham 2022, organisers have unveiled plans to deliver the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games. Outlined in its newly published sustainability pledge, Birmingham 2022 has laid clear a series of commitments and

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Water saving campaign wins the South East Area Innovation Award

The South East Area Innovation Awards was held on 11th March. Because of the restrictions relating to Coronavirus and the need to put delegates health first, the event was virtual again this year. Nevertheless, the presentations were still very well

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Why innovation is needed in the water sector

Ofwat has launched a £200 million Water Innovation Fund for England and Wales this year. Alison Fergusson from Ofwat explains why. In the 1940s, the inventor, Swiss electrical engineer George de Mestral, was out walking his dog when he wondered why

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Senior Engineer Vacancies

Ofwat are seeking two experienced water sector engineers, scientists or environmentalists. The successful candidates will play an important role in delivering their strategy and will need to be able to respond flexibly to the needs across the organisation. They will

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Ofwat announce new interim Chief Executive

Ofwat has announced the appointment of David Black as its interim Chief Executive following Rachel Fletcher’s decision to take up a new role in the energy sector. Rachel Fletcher has been Ofwat’s CEO since January 2018, and will be leaving Ofwat to

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