Cost and effect

THE meters from ABB are part of a new control system designed to optimise the amount of compressed air used to treat the sewage...

Drive to net zero at risk from “almost useless” myriad of data, warns UK...

A lack of common carbon emissions reporting standards across industry “risks completely undermining the UK’s drive to net zero”, a leading UK strategic manufacturing...

New indicators explore the impact of the urban environment on people’s health

New metrics that might better inform development and urban planning have been published by the building science organisation BRE. The BRE Healthy Cities Index...

England housing strategy could consume over 100% of the nation’s carbon budget

The UK government’s business as usual housing strategy could consume all of England’s cumulative carbon budget consistent with 1.5°C of heating by 2050, unless...

Air pollution and premature death: Life expectancy impacts described in Bristol study

Research considers health impact in England’s eighth biggest city, Bristol Five people dying prematurely every week - 260 for the year as a...

German court ruling gives city authorities power to ban air-polluting diesel vehicles

A ruling by Germany’s highest administrative court on 27 February, to allow municipalities to impose bans on older model diesel cars, is being watched...

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011...

Advanced Rio lab warns of Olympic water quality danger

Recent press coverage highlighting fears that sewage contamination will present dangers to participants in the 2016 Rio Olympics has been followed up by more...
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Herbicide-free weed control system goes on trial

A UK herbicide-free weed management company is challenging five major industry partners to test out its MW-Series and Foamstream weed control system, to prove...

£4m innovation contest

Ofwat, the economic regulator of water services in England and Wales, has announced a new "open access" competition for innovators, in an aparent widening of the scope of its existing £200 million Innovation Fund, and a bid to encourage more diverse ideas to transform the water sector.

Heavy rainfall puts systems under pressure

A conference has heard how urban drainage systems have struggled to cope with the heavy rainfall of recent weeks. Research presented to the Royal Geographical...
Connections for larger communities planned

Scots consult on future of water quality

Connections for larger communities planned SCOTLAND’S water company and its environment watchdog are asking the public to help them prepare for the challenges of the...

Early COVID-19 lockdowns had less impact on urban air quality than first believed

The first COVID-19 lockdowns led to significant changes in urban air pollution levels around the world, but the changes were smaller than expected –...

Leak detection saves millions

DANISH water leak detection specialist Leif Koch A/S has used HWM's PermaNet to save millions of krone for Denmark’s largest utility company HOFOR. PermaNet allowed...

Why engineers should be at the heart of capex decisions

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers For manufacturers, committing to a capital expenditure (capex) project is a big decision. The...
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Sustainable software star

CR360 (www.credit360.com), formerly CRedit360, has been recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing tech companies by the Sunday Times’ Hiscox Tech Track 100...
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Plain speaking from agencies

THE environment watchdogs in Scotland and Northern Ireland have joined forces to help SMEs understand their environmental responsibilities and to encourage good practice. The...

Liverpool company develops virtual reality tool to save Sellafield £20 million

The Virtual Engineering Centre (VEC) has developed a mixed reality training tool for Britain’s biggest nuclear waste site, Sellafield

Activist network turns attention to coal power plants

GREENPEACE has published a report titled ‘Silent killers – why Europe must replace coal power with green energy’, which cites research conducted at Stuttgart...

Company ordered to pay more than £1.2m for waste offences

A London waste company has been ordered to pay more than £1.2m after pleading guilty to historical waste offences at Harrow Crown Court. Powerday Plc,...