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With the price setting process for AMP6 of the water industry's regulatory cycle underway, Ofwat's director of regulatory finance, Keith Mason, is in no doubt that this is "an interesting time" for the industry. WWT's editor, Natasha Wiseman asked for an update.
Scotland's largest ever hydro project has been given the go-ahead by the Highlands council. Natasha Wiseman reports on the proposed £800m scheme.
The team working on the rivers and wetlands of the Olympic Park, one of Europe's biggest greening projects, faced numerous challenges, explains Ruth Boyle of engineering consultancy Atkins
Four years ago, the Pitt Review made 92 recommendations to reduce flood risk. Richard Allitt of consultancy RAA says funding is just one limit to progress.
Looking back on the UK's 40-year journey developing carbon reduction and climate policy to encourage business to become more sustainable,AEA Europe director Robert Bell asks if there are lessons that can be learned and applied to the challenges of water management.
The winter crisis of 2010/11 has forced Northern Ireland Water to change the way that it operates. In an exclusive interview, chief executive Trevor Haslett gives WWT editor Natasha Wiseman the inside story
With a new international standard being developed for water footprinting, Stuart Crisp, business development director of Concrete Pipeline Systems Association, considers how pipeline materials measure up
A successful monitoring system needs more than an Environment Agency MCERTS certificate, argues Steven Tuck of Pollution & Process Monitoring
One of Scotland's largest project in AMP5 has been completed in Airdrie. Scottish Water's William Ancell explains
Twelve volunteers from the water sector in the UK have just returned from a fact-finding mission to Zambia in southern Africa.
The UK faces some serious challenges if it is to maintain the balance of water supplies through the 21st century. Steven Lambert, principal consultant at Isle Utilities, believes interconnection and innovation is the answer
Chair of the Institution of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH)'s Environment & Waste Management Group, Joe Taylor, looks at best practice in the water industry, and the potential impact of the Government review into UK laws
A complex partnership is reaping the rewards of integrated surface water management in Glasgow. MWH programme manager, Jeremy Osborne explains
New technologies are bolstering the ability of JD7, a UK company specialising in pipeline monitoring. Natasha Wiseman reports
A technique for internal pipe repair is making savings on major United Utilities mains projects. Intrepid WWT editor Natasha Wiseman dropped into the pipe to find out how it works
Difficulty of access meant a pipe repair job required a trenchless solution. On behalf of CJ Kelly, Ian Clarke explains
Polyethylene pipe specialist, GPS PE Pipe Systems, has developed an innovative factory sealed pipe with integral towing head. The company says the this eliminates the risk of towing head failure and reduces installation times for trenchless installations.
A pre-cast concrete manhole unit is cutting installation times and improving safety, according to the manufacturer
Specialised ductile iron pipes have recently been supplied to Southern Water by civil engineering and building materials company Burdens. Over the past few months, sites at Mossy Bottom, Newmarket and Southover have used Duktus in diameters of 800mm and 1m, using the unique BLS restraint joint system.
Failing to maintain the integrity of standards could prove costly to the water industry, argues Frank Jones, director of the BPF Pipes Group
Despite the economic climate, new hurdles such as regulation, carbon accounting are driving innovation, especially in pipelines, says Sandra Rolfe-Dickinson, MWH technical director of pipeline engineering (Europe & Africa)
The utility control room and the IT service desk have much to learn from each other. Dave Stow of United Utilities and John Brown of WRc explain how the water industry could benefit
The success of a pipe lining product from 3M in optimising water quality and leak prevention in ageing iron drinking water pipes has been demonstrated following a routine pipe exhumation
A smooth coating from Fernco Environment has delivered a range of benefits on a power station flume Down Under
A trial of software to manage and store photographs taken on mobile phones is helping Yorkshire Water gain visibility and control of its assets and operations, reports Natasha Wiseman
Water companies anticipating the next infrastructure transfer, the adoption of small pumping stations, should be looking to remote monitoring solutions, says David Johnson, director of sales & marketing for Nortech Management
Confusion and upheaval may still surround the transfer of private drains and sewers, but a new Facebook-style website is helping drainage professionals connect on key issues. On behalf of UKDP, Marie-Claire Kidd explains
Pumps on the river Alt had reached end of life. In its biggest MME project ever, Bedford Pumps revived a pump station for the Environment Agency, says sales director Frank Cooper
Energy savings have been achieved at one of Anglian Water's oldest and largest pumping stations. Paul Fookes, field sales engineer at ITT Water & Wastewater, explains
Vapour locking at low flow rates was posing problems for Point South wastewater treatment plant, South Carolina. Heidi Berger, sales director - dosing and disinfection for Grundfos, explains how the situation was improved
The Government says that it is backing the current industry model. Good call, writes Barrie Clarke of Undercurrent
The Government's approach to the environment and regulation is lacking in vision, argues Sam Ibbott of the Environmental Industries Commission. But what does this mean for water?
Guarding public health has seen a Welsh Water treatment plant embark on process control system upgrade. Simon Ellam of Siemens explains
Improvement works on a landfill leachate pipeline eliminated waste tankering costs with an innovative approach, reveals Ming Zhu, technical manager of Alpheus Environmental
Government proposals to streamline the planning process for major sewer projects would benefit water companies like Thames Water, says Shane Toal, partner in the real estate team at law firm Dundas & Wilson
Safer working was one of the benefits of an innovative approach to flood management in the Gloucestershire village of Prestbury, says Craig Burrows of Asset International
Maize grown on contaminated land is being used to successfully power an AD plant for Severn Trent and reduce carbon output. Natasha Wiseman reports
When South West Water was faced with raw water quality issues at treatment works,it turned to Siltbuster for a solution.
'Efficiency' makes good business sense, so a process that maintains the efficient operation of water treatment filters but also saves time and costs in doing so is worth investigating. Mouchel's Melanie Bright explains.
As a new legislative era dawns for chemical usage and the environment, Kirit Wadhia, ecotoxicology services manager at microbiology company NCIMB, highlights some new technological approaches.
One of the first projects to capture river water quality in Cumbria, live, has just gone online. A report from Lancaster University explains what it means for catchment management.
Streamlining the supplier base should only be done with care, says Carl Millington, director of utilities at Achilles.
The new standards for motors are one driver for energy efficiency, says Daniel Gonterman of KSB, but there are additional ways to reduce consumption
After 10 dedicated years, Frank Rogalla of Aqualia hangs up his hat on Technically Speaking and looks to the future potential of energy and nutrient recovery in wastewater.
Consumption of illegal drugs is a major fact of metropolitan life, says Frank Rogalla of Aqualia. But what happens when they leave the human body? European research provides some answers
A retrofit SUDS system that’s one of the UK’s first, is capturing more than rainwater. Natasha Wiseman went to take a look
A conference on stormwater management gave industry experts the chance to share their experiences of managing water in the urban environment. Kevin Stanley reports
Water and sewerage companies need to prepare for the imminent Private Sewers Transfer, Martyn Hopkinson, WaSC development & operational director at UK Drainage Network, explains how
Estuaries on the west coast of Wales represent some of the most challenging conditions for environmental monitoring. But a solar-powered pontoon is providing data that previously would have been an impossibility. From YSI, regional director Darren Hanson explains
The water industry’s public service ethos is under threat. And that, argues Barrie Clarke of Undercurrent, may not be good news for people or businesses