edie feature articles on this day... for October 2010, 2009, 2006, 2001

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in October 2010, 2009, 2006, 2001

October 2010

Dell's top ten

From recycling initiatives to offering compostable packaging, computer manufacturer Dell is going greener by the year

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Ofwat: the work doesn't stop here

Since privatisation two decades ago much has been achieved by the water companies under Ofwat's regulation. But, says the watchdog's Vaibhav Tyagi, innovation will be the key to success in the years ahead.

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Royal Haskoning looks for Azerbaijan flood solutions

Engineering consultancy Royal Haskoning and research institute Deltares are seeking solutions to help prevent the repeat of devastating floods experienced earlier this year in Azerbaijan.

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· Seeing is believing for InterfaceFLOR

· Yorkshire invests to stop sewer flooding

· Tunnel route unveiled

· No time to stand still for ambitious M&S

· How hire can lend a helping hand

· That's Lincolnshire green

· Don't let our skills go to waste

October 2009

Under the electronic hammer

Water companies are increasingly switching to electronic tendering to save time and improve tracking and transparency. Dean Stiles considers the pros and cons of the hi-tech auction system for the industry's buyers and suppliers.

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Best of both worlds

AECOM's takeover of Earth Tech Engineering - and the subsequent integration - has proved a real success. Nigel Jenkins tells Maureen Gaines why.

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Government 'must not rush' flood bill

THE ENVIRONMENT, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee is urging the Government not to rush the draft Floods and Water Management Bill through Parliament because so much of the current bill and its consultation document "is still work in progress".

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· Diving in at the deep end

· Equipment that's built to last - and low on energy use

· Finning for the Fens project

· Take control, drop the mole

· Energy efficiency remains focus of CRC


· My next holiday apartment must have solar water heating

October 2006

Don't be an accident waiting to happen

With an accident incident rate 63% less than the industry average, Neales Waste Management has built up an enviable reputation for health and safety. Debbie Salmon outlines how the company achieved this

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Bridging the brownfield

The Bridge is a £400M scheme that aims to turn a 107 hectare brownfield site into a "culturally vibrant" new community. John Haven describes the ambitious Dartford development

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Don't chase the wind - capture it

Wind power is emerging as the mainstream path to cutting carbon emissions, but as extra energy cannot be stored much green electricity goes to waste when the wind blows hardest. David Hopkins outlines a way around this problem - an energy storage solution that can turn wind farm output into a steady

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· Sound of the underground

· Monitoring for efficiency

· Eighteen years old, and still pumping

· Cutting out inefficiencies and creating sustainability

· Cutting waste at the source

· Cleanaway gain puts Veolia in pole position

· Fast forward: Quicker and cheaper ways to cut emissions through energy efficient technology.

October 2001

Calibrating correctly for remote locations

Monitoring water depth in high altitudes can pose problems if a transducer has been calibrated for operation at sea level. Chris Lilly of Virginia-based Pressure Systems Inc. explains how to make the right choice of instrument.

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A determination to end stop/go

To get a picture of the problems facing the industry's suppliers and contractors, and how the situation can be eased, WWT spoke to Paul Mullord, commercial manager with British Water

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Utilities in organised chaos

Water companies are working hard to hone emergency planning strategies in accordance with the 1998 DETR directive. John Shaw, of UPM, reports crisis simulation can fine-tune procedure

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· Contamination cover

· EMS in regeneration

· Controlling corrosion in desalination plants

· Sustainability: spotlight on construction

· Plug into concrete protection

· Changing chromatographer

· Energy management steps forward