The retail sector has pioneered increased transport efficiency. And water utilities are beginning to slash operating costs and reduce their carbon footprints by applying the same principles to their supply chains, writes Dean Stiles.
Following catastrophic flooding in Boscastle, Cornwall, three years ago, a substantial scheme of improvements is being implemented.
The environmental benefits of reverse osmosis can often be offset by the impact of the process. Mike Jefferies discusses the developments Avista has made to lessen its negative effects.
Actuators provide essential behind-the-scenes technology that aids automation of the water treatment process, writes Ian Sully.
Stronger regulation is driving the increasing move to ultraviolet water treatment, writes Bertrand W Dussert.
A flow measurement project on a Nottinghamshire river was compounded by potential pollution problems at a wildlife sanctuary. Flowline was called in to provide a metering station.
The UK water and wastewater industry is struggling to attract private investors because of concerns over security of supply and the need for increasingly efficient wastewater treatment. Phil Bolton of Watson-Marlow reports.
In the UK, pipeline construction seems to be stuck in a rut, writes Ed Naylor. On the Continent, however, trenchless techniques tend to top the list of installation choices. And minimal disruption is just one of the reasons.
In the UK water industry, according to a recent poll, just one in three feel that internet reverse auctions are a good thing. Maureen Gaines reports on the newest way to win a contract.
Hydraulics - often disregarded in the industry - can play a key role in ensuring effective water management. Dr Vasilios Samaras outlines the importance of hydraulics in the ongoing plastic versus concrete and clay debate.
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