edie feature articles on this day... for November 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999

Take a trip into the past and see what feature articles were in published in November 2008, 2007, 2004, 1999


November 2008

SW ups efficiency with mapping tools

Southern Water needed to share geospatial information, reduce response times, and provide a firm foundation for the future - Dominic Jukes of Autodesk Consulting explains what it has been achieved

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PROM: A considered approach

A new way of routing pipelines is proving increasingly popular with the water companies. Craig Roberts and Paul Hart of Black & Veatch explain the company's Pipeline Routing Optimisation Method

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NW goes from rags to no hitches

Northumbrian Water had been suffering pump blockages at a sluice due to ragging - but an automated solution was found, writes Katie Williams of drives manufacturer Control Techniques

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· "What we need is policy, not more consultation"

· What changes will the new framework bring?

· What will it be like to live in green land?

· Gullyhawk tackles blockage problem in one fell swoop

· Severn Trent builds on its renewable credentials

· Chlorine, the safer way

· Sleepless in Macclesfield



November 2007

Improvements flow through

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.

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Business fails to turn off the tap

Water is a vital resource, and it is not unlimited. But its consumption is still being overlooked by businesses as a key factor in sustainability, says Kevin Stanley

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'We are a public health business'

Wessex Water's chief executive, Colin Skellet, is the company's longest-serving employee. Natasha Wiseman visited the company's headquarters in Bath to find out what its various changes in ownership and management have taught him, and where he thinks the water industry should be heading

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· Renewing energy policy

· Smaller steps to a daintier footprint

· Demanding role for diaphragm pumps

· Boscastle disaster drives flood defence

· Edie Environmental Legislation Summary November 2007

· The flow must go on

· Understanding the market



November 2004

NPL service provides high-tech air quality measurement

Melanie Williams, Environmental Measurements Group Leader at the National Physical Laboratory, outlines the NPL's sophisticated services in the measurement of a range of gases

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Political drive needed to reach goals - Rouse

Out-going President Michael Rouse shares his views on global water issues with Natasha Wiseman

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Recycling targets drive innovation in design

Tough national recycling targets, coupled with 'ring-fenced' funding for local authority recycling projects continue to stimulate demand for specialised solutions in plant, and above all, vehicles. LAWE Editor Alexander Catto, reviews recent developments by manufacturers who offer recycling managers

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· WHO launches new standards for drinking water

· Worldwide challenge for WHO quality standards

· India-Nepal flood plans collaboration

· Courts pass landmark judgements on contaminated land

· Three launches at IWA's big gathering

· Tapping into SAP

· Erratic water supply in Zimbabwe



November 1999

Prospects for progress: the Arabian Gulf states

Abdulmajeed Ali Alawadhi from Bahrain's Ministry of Electricity & Water reviews current desalination practices in the Gulf and looks at future prospects for desalination in the region, arguing that further research on MSF is needed to bring costs down.

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South Australia: the new water gateway

Mary Monro takes a look at water supply and sewage treatment in South Australia where the state-owned SA Water Corp has outsourced the O&M of a number of WTWs and WwTPs, saving state government costs in the process.

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RO membranes for low salinity water

DuPont launched two new Permasep HF Cartridge RO membranes for low salinity feed water at this year's IDA World Congress in San Diego.

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· Buenos Aires: the first six years

· Customer pipes responsible for a third of leaks

· Polyester and ebonite linings protect against corrosion

· Disinfection system design must be site-specific

· Advanced lamp technology brings UV solutions

· Wedeco ozone and UV plant at Bryn Colwyd

· Small scale sewage disposal