edie feature articles on this day... for May 2009, 2008, 2005, 2000

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in May 2009, 2008, 2005, 2000


May 2009

U Mole trains utility operatives on site

A trenchless main replacement project in Great Yarmouth gave Essex & Suffolk Water the opportunity to train its workers on the job. On behalf of specialist hire company U Mole, Ian Clarke gives the low down

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Is PFI going to waste in credit-crunched times?

The Government recently baled out key PFI projects amid fears they might collapse. But what does this mean for PFI as a funding tool? Dean Stiles investigates

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Herculean task for McNicholas

Utilities contractor McNicholas has taken on utilities diversion project at an urban development in Croydon and a newly created sports park using some of the latest 3D civil engineering software. David York of Autodesk explains

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· Unburden water companies to combat flooding

· Swiss technology does a dam good job in the Lake District

· Keeping storm weather flows under control

· No nitrate for Yorks

· Nottinghamshire banks on Mansfield MRF

· Achieving the right mix is not just about personal choice

· Innovation is as clear as Day



May 2008

Tread carefully to cut carbon emissions

Two lobby groups are calling for a more thoughtful approach towards technology, such as biomass heating and CHP systems, in the fight against climate change

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Prepare for rule by regulation

The planet is hotting up. And so is regulation aimed at getting companies to cut carbon emissions. But, Mike Scott discovers, many of the new rules can also lead to intriguing business opportunities

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Negotiating the politics of procurement

Cross-party political support is crucial to any procurement process if it is to secure the infrastructure needed for future waste treatment. Adam Read and Hannah Lawrie offer some pointers

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· Bullet-proof buoy solves level-measuring problem

· Noise badge is 'world first'

· It's all a matter of total thrust

· Why going to Torbay can make all the difference

· Government's green business strategy up for debate

· Want a Birthday Present?

· Take the First Step Toward a Sustainable Business



May 2005

Position is the key to effective gas detection

Dr Wolfgang Jessel, of Draeger Safety UK Ltd, in this review of factors affecting the installation of a monitoring system, says that position is everything when designing a gas detection system.

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Preventing odour nuisance

Pat Coleman of Black & Veatch investigates key odour control issues that need to be taken into account when designing new or upgrading current WwTWs

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Wild Birds Directive: Case C-135/04 Commission v Spain

The Attorney General gave his opinion in the case of Commission v Spain on the 7 April 2005, recommending that the Spanish government be condemned under the Wild Birds Directive (Directive 79/409/EEC).

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· Edie environmental case law update (May 2005)

· A wise investment

· Risk Based Analysis Changes Laboratories' Role in Contaminated Land Assessment, by Helen Stevens of IMS.

· Better treatment for St Petersburg - at last!

· Working towards sustainable forests

· Urban tree risk management

· Park life



May 2000

Purpose-designed compactor sets new pattern in landfill compaction

A new shape is emerging on the UK's landfill sites in the unique profile and compaction feet pattern of the Tana sanitary landfill compactor from Finnish manufacturer, Oy Tanacorp. LAWE reports from the Horton site in Sussex operated by Viridor Waste Management.

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Improved air quality figures for UK back call for concerted European action

The UK's generally improving performance in tackling air pollution gives statistical backing to a call by the Government seeking renewed effective and concerted action across Europe to improve air quality further.

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Reliance on instrumentation can only increase

David Claridge, manager of Endress + Hauser's water division, looks at the future of instrumentation following major staff cuts by UK water companies.

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· Westminster mounts extensive consulations on pioneering Local Air Quality Action Plan

· New flow monitoring system for Dublin's sewers

· ESA Chairman promotes open debate on Landfill Directive

· Jack Allen group sets the pace with all-round product line up

· Magnesium hydroxide used to aid digestion

· Reducing COD levels for seafish processing

· New approaches to suspended solids removal