edie feature articles on this day... for August 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in August 2011, 2010, 2007, 2002


August 2011

Innovation harnessed in Dutch water treatment

A utility in the Netherlands has taken an innovative approach to making treatment more effective and more sustainable at a number of its sites. Aqualia's Frank Rogalla finds out what has been achieved

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Cementing a partnership for RDF

As part of its zero waste to landfill strategy, Cwikskip has installed equipment to shred materials that can't be recycled into refuse-derived fuel. Katie Coyne reports

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Grand designs on water

Water sensitive urban design has a big role to play in creating an economical and resilient water infrastructure for the UK, argues Paul Shaffer, associate of the construction industry association, CIRIA

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· Finding a fair and affordable future

· Optimising plant Performance

· Tackling business waste from the floor up

· Ending the cycle of absurdity

· Rochford - a rising star on the recycling front

· Display Energy Certificates for all Public Buildings

· Harnessing the supply chain



August 2010

Deals put Grontmij and Atkins in frame

Consultancies Atkins and Grontmij will both be providing Scottish Water with strategic support services having being appointed to several frameworks delivering the utility’s £2.5B Q&SIIIb capital investment programme up to 2015.

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Ministers to decide on infrastructure plans

The planning system for large-scale infrastructure projects is to change with the newly-formed Infrastructure Planning Committee (IPC) abolished. The move, part of the Government's strategy to move decision making from quangos to ministers, will see a new Major Infrastructure Planning Unit (MIPU) wi

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Skills shortage fears as jobs are slashed

Contractors are bracing themselves for a skills shortage in the water industry within the next six to 12 months. The early end to the AMP4 cycle and slow start to AMP5 by some water utilities has led to job losses among contractors and consultants.

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· Big projects, big worries

· Out in Africa: lessons learnt for e-waste

· Tree growth and climate change

· EU river basin plan warning

· CFL recycling: are you switched on?

· Big projects, big worries

· Can Scotland reach zero waste?



August 2007

Sound advice on noise pollution

Regulations that came into force last year place the onus of ensuring aural wellbeing firmly with employers. Jane Dawson explains how Wakefield Acoustic has helped the water industry comply with the law and protect employees.

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Out of the trenches

Accurate topographical information is key to Severn Trent Water's £2.3M program of capital investment. Surveying business 40Seven was called in to provide the data with the minimum of disruption.

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Feast on this: abrasive drying for food waste

A mechanical process has been developed which can deal with both food and packaging waste at the same time in a single batch. Ed Mant explains

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· Food for thought in recovering best value

· Rules 'must change' on energy from sludge

· The future of outsourcing

· Kent coast standards soar in £66M cleanup project

· Staying in the office

· Flexibility equals strength

· Gasplasma: A cleaner method of recovery



August 2002

Smart steps to sustainability

With the help of Envirowise, Huddersfield-based commercial interiors company, Interface Fabrics embarked on a programme of waste minimisation which yielded cost savings of over £1 million. The company has been making a determined effort to minimise its impact on the environment for the past decade,

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Paving the road to waste recovery

Stockpiles of crushed glass are increasingly being used in the construction and repair of our roads, thanks to a material known as ‘Glasphalt’.

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Recycling materials sectors promote initiatives

The major recycling sectors have continued their campaigns in recent months aimed at increasing the level of recycling across the country.

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· Taking control of asbestos at work

· A clearer picture of glass recycling

· Air 'dam' system bars gas migration

· A guiding light for decision makers

· Government agency reviews brownfield land practices

· Smaller degree of uncertainty

· Power partnering drives innovation