Friday, September 24, 2021

Clarifier cuts treatment costs and improves solids removal, says firm

Water technology firm Xylem has unveiled what it describes as "a breakthrough solution to support the efficient removal of solids in water treatment applications"....

Wolds collaboration aims to improve water and soil quality in East Yorkshire AR

A five-year collaboration is underway between Yorkshire Water and a group of innovative farmers, who are making a bid to improve water and soil...

Water company performance survey seeks supplier views

Water sector supply chain companies are being invited to share their experiences of working with UK utilities over the past 12 months. British Water’s annual...

MIT group uses graphene foam to filter uranium from water

Some kinds of water pollution, such as algal blooms and plastics that foul rivers, lakes, and marine environments, lie in plain sight.

Urgent improvements in water security needed to achieve climate resilience, warns research group

Urgent steps to improve water security are needed across the world as part of measures to increase climate resilience, the University of Oxford-led REACH research programme warned on 3 August as it published a new, interdisciplinary report.

SEPA warns water scarcity still impacting Scotland, despite heavy rainfall

The latest weekly Water Scarcity Situation Report from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) shows that, despite heavy rainfall and thundery showers across much of mainland Scotland, the majority of the country is still seeing the impacts of water scarcity.

Water industry “shifting to outcome-based strategy”

The water sector is moving towards an outcome-focused approach to the way it plans and invests in environmental solutions, in the view of Phil...

Irrigation plays a large role in increasing salinity in global freshwaters

A large part of global food production is dependent on irrigation, and new research from Utrecht University appears to show that, when irrigation water...

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...

“Devastating water leak” drives move to improve sustainability, says chemistry research group

An organic chemistry research group, the Maulide Group at the University of Vienna has described how a devastating water leak in a nearby chemistry...

Report urges food and beverage industry to adopt water best practice

The reputational and financial risks of the mismanagement of water and wastewater systems is the subject of a new report published today (17 June)....

Selecting the appropriate reverse osmosis system

Stuart Malcolm, technical sales manager for SOCOTEC’s Water Treatment & Equipment team, answers a series of frequently asked questions regarding the importance of selecting...

Sponsored content: New firm has the tech for tightening consents and nutrient removal

Engineering and construction contractor The Trant Group has announced the launch of Te-Tech Process Solutions, a new company providing innovative products for water and...

Scotland’s bathing waters start 2021 season with 94% achieving strict environmental standards

94% of Scotland’s designated bathing waters have been rated sufficient or better by SEPA for the 2021 season. More bathing waters (34%) have...

Graphene acid helps remove heavy metal pollutants from water

The ideal crystalline structure of graphene is a hexagonal grid. Image courtesy of AlexanderAlUS (additional image credit: CORE-Materials, CC BY-SA 2.0 license). Researchers at Palacký...

Utility signs up businesses to water-saving pledge

Businesses in Yorkshire are being encouraged to sign up to Yorkshire Water’s ‘Water Saving Promise’ this Water Saving Week (May 17 – 22). The utility...

Comment: Smart water reuse and flood management technology “could be a vital strategic water...

Comment from water technology firm SDS Water infrastructure planners should aim to exploit emergent digitally-controlled rainwater storage and recycling technologies to contribute substantially to water...

Tackling leakage from all angles

Supply interruptions and water losses from leaks on transmission pipes and trunk mains can be some of the most challenging issues water utilities face given the large diameter of the pipes and the materials of which they are made

An enduring threat to water?

Dr Ian Ross of professional services firm Tetra Tech, and the author of the Emerging Contaminants Handbook, discusses the emergence of PFAS as contaminants of concern in the UK

Salty reception for proposed New Forest desalination plant

Plans by Southern Water to build a £600 million desalination plant in the New Forest have come under fire from conservationists and other local...