Saturday, November 26, 2022

Call for government to make swift decision on ban on plastic in wet wipes

The government needs to make an immediate decision on banning plastic in wet wipes in order to help tackle this sewage-based pollution ending up...

Comment: how can the EU’s industrial policy support industry’s efforts with sustainability and decarbonisation?

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this coming May, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, a trade...

Report is most comprehensive to date on challenges and solutions to the phosphorus crisis

Skyrocketing fertilizer prices in recent months highlight importance of challenges outlined in new report Phosphorus is an essential but often overlooked resource, which is...

Wetland programme intended to protect rivers and chalk streams in East England

Proposals to create 26 new treatment wetlands across the East of England are part of a new wetland programme from Anglian Water, which the...

“Solar Water ATMs” bring business model that could improve access to clean water in...

Access to clean water remains a significant problem in Africa, yet smartphones are widespread throughout the continent. Introducing mobile payment to solar-powered water purification...

Uncrewed vessel returns from volcano caldera survey in Tonga loaded with ‘astounding’ data

A plethora of data and imagery obtained using an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is filling important gaps in scientists' understanding of the HungaTonga Hunga-Ha'apai...

Government sets out new targets on air quality, water pollution, waste and woodland cover

The UK government announced new environmental targets in four key areas of air quality, water, waste reduction and woodland cover on 16 March....

EU project to develop sensor systems for the tracing of synthetic drug laboratories via...

An EU-wide collaborative project, microMole, aims to design and develop a standalone sensor system that will track down the production of illicit substances by...

SDG for wastewater treatment is not enough, according to new modelling approach

While achieving the United Nations (UN) ambitious Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for wastewater treatment would cause substantial improvements in global water quality, severe water...

New measures and research needed to tackle ecological impact of pharmaceuticals

A group of international researchers has issued a warning about the increase in pharmaceutical contamination in the environment, with suggestions about how it might...

Tool to help understand the environmental effects of human medicines in Scotland

A new data visualisation tool aims to help researchers better understand the effects medicines have on Scotland’s environment. It has been launched by the...

Penstock flow control in world’s first ‘electric town’ uses variable speed actuation

The small Scottish town of Kinlochleven has an extraordinary claim to fame as the first place in the world in which every home was...

Septic system waste pervasive throughout Florida’s Indian River lagoon

Study finds even ‘properly functioning’ septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water, as a group from Florida Atlantic University explains. For more than a decade,...

Goodbye to decaying deposits and blocked pumps? Ensuring the clean operation of municipal stormwater...

The use of air supply through injectors slows the rate at which odour and decay develop in a wastewater application, as German pumps and...

The Environment Agency appoints Mott MacDonald to provide digital Smart Object Library

The Environment Agency is to use Mott MacDonald’s Moata Intelligent Content as its Smart Object Library (SOL) and will make it available to all...

Creators of underwater, eco-friendly concrete are finalists in the European Inventor Award

The inventors of an innovative building material for sea walls are finalists in the European Inventor Award 2022. ECOncrete® founder and CEO, Ido Sella, has...

Firms appointed by utility to support £5 billion infrastructure programme in Scotland

Utility firm Scottish Water has appointed a network of companies that it says will enhance water and wastewater services, and support a forecasted £1...

The Ocean Race reports on microfibres in European seas

• Microfibres were found in every sample taken by sailors this summer 
 • The Baltic Sea had the highest levels of microplastics in Europe,...

A tale of two flowmeters

Instrumentation firm Pulsar Measurement offers a few thoughts on Doppler vs transit-time flowmeters, and the situations to which each is best suited.

Sites must fulfil water protection obligations

With public attention on corporate environmental activities, there is particular pressure on industrial companies to limit their impact on the local water environment, says Adam Parmenter, industrial sales manager at WPL.