Boiling tap water helps remove microplastics, says study

Nano- and microplastics are seemingly everywhere — water, soil and the air. While many creative strategies have been attempted to get rid of these...

Resource demand gap requires investment, says water minister

Robbie Moore MP, UK government minister for water, has addressed the demand gap in resources during his keynote address at British Water’s International Reception,...

Innovation would help find more chemicals in water, say conference speakers

At the British Water Micropollutants Conference 2024, which took place in London on 8 February, keynote speakers from the UK's Environment Agency called for...

Update gives insights into non-acoustic leak technologies

Technology company Ovarro has partnered with UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) to update the sector on advancements in non-acoustic leak detection techniques. The update provides...

Lockdowns and water quality: building usage study prompts recommendations

During the lockdowns, lower occupancy in buildings led to reduced water use, raising concerns about water quality due to stagnation. Government warnings highlighted increased...

Comment: PFAS removal – we already have the technology

The issue of PFAS contamination of drinking water sources has been under the media spotlight in recent weeks, scrutiny that is likely to increase...

Comment: Agriculture and pharma key to solving micropollutants problem

In the face of growing public concern about the presence of micropollutants in water and wastewater, Dr Pablo Campo Moreno identifies initiatives that he...

Bioinspired hydrogel patterning offers more effective ways to harvest water

A new study suggests ways to improve the effectiveness of water harvesting, specifically in relation to the condensation of water from collected droplets. The work...

Study recognizes crucial role of groundwater in planetary health

An international study classifies groundwater as a keystone ecosystem and proposes ways to improve its protection to preserve biodiversity and mitigate climate change Water is...

Sizewell C to power desalination plant with clean electricity

Sizewell C aims to power its water desalination plant with zero carbon electricity from Sizewell B in a further move to make construction of...

Q&A: Gearing up for smart meter mass rollout

Smart meters are prominent in water companies’ 2025-2030 business plans, in line with regulatory expectations for large-scale rollouts. In this Q&A, Andrew Welsh, discusses...

Utilities should embrace technology providers in AMP8

As the demands of AMP8 and the ambitious targets of The Environment Act come into focus, water companies need to embrace technology companies much...

Sensor-equipped system saves millions of litres of water

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company, Thames Water, has selected Ovarro’s end-to-end service LeakNavigator to deliver a three-year leakage reduction contract, writes Tony...

Measuring potable water quality: Why one size does not fit all

A wide variety of factors can affect the quality of potable water during treatment, ranging from the characteristics of the source water to factors...

Seminar explores how AI can help in the water sector

A detailed overview of artificial intelligence (AI) and its increasing emergence in the water and wastewater sector was the focus of British Water’s latest...

Exclusive distribution granted for intelligent chemical dosing system

An automatically adjustable, portable chemical dosing system, developed for use in pipe commissioning, has secured sole distribution with pipeline equipment specialist AHS Pipeline...

Latest UKWIR projects available for expression of interest

UKWIR (UK Water Industry Research) is now seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from expert partners or consortiums “able to deliver targeted research projects tackling...

Report shows how leakage technology is advancing

Any water loss through leaking pipes is unacceptable in the eyes of the public, and on the launch of a deep-dive leakage report from...

Sponsored content: Tackling water scarcity and reducing leaks

If our water usage patterns don’t change, the UK will have an ongoing water deficit of 4,000 megalitres per day by 2050. Reductions in...

Harvesting water from the air: Finding inspiration from beetles and spiders

A novel approach to capturing water vapour from the air attempts to mimic spider's webs and the bodies of Namib desert beetles. It involves the...