Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

£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.

Visionary water projects celebrated by Lighthouse Awards

Carlsberg and Anglian Water among winners announced during Aquatech 2021 Global organisations that have blazed a trail of innovation to conserve and enhance water resources...
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Proposal to ban ‘forever chemicals’ in firefighting foams in the EU

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) says it is bringing forward a proposal for an EU-wide restriction on all per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) in...

Microbes can degrade the toughest PFAS, says new study

Under anaerobic conditions, common microbial communities can break the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond Engineers at the University of California (Riverside) are the first to report...

Rainwater is no longer drinkable thanks to PFAS, say researchers

A perspective article by researchers from Stockholm University and ETH Zurich, published in August in Environmental Science & Technology, suggests that environmental contamination by...

Sponsored Content: Purifiers remove microplastics and PFAS

Independently verified research by Swedish water technology firm Bluewater has apparently verified the efficiency of its water purifier technology at removing up to 99.99% of health threatening microplastics and chemicals such as toxic PFAS from tap water.

Water challenge presents opportunity for cross-sector innovators

Innovators from multiple sectors including energy, manufacturing, transport and food and beverage, could have the opportunity to share their condition monitoring solutions with every...

Q&A: Delivering holistic solutions to solve water challenges

To tie-in with BlueTech Forum 2022, Kamakshi Sharma, director of marketing and strategy for water technology company Aquatech International, shares her views on data-driven...

Comment: Dreaming the possible – data and the future of water

Experts in digital transformation set out how they believe advancements in data are playing a vital role in revolutionising the water industry. As...

Disinfection added to treatment works on river Wharfe

Ultraviolet (UV) disinfection measures have been added to Yorkshire Water’s treatment works at Draughton and Beamsley to help improve water quality at the designated...

Potting resin receives WRAS approval for contact with drinking water

A two-component potting compound from WEVO-CHEMIE GmbH has now been granted drinking water approval by the internationally recognised Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) and...

Edinburgh water treatment site houses ‘hidden jewel’ of unique hydro-electric installation, says utility

It is described as a “hidden jewel” - most people in Scotland’s capital will have no idea it exists let alone what it...
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Microbes degrade toughest PFAS

Under anaerobic conditions, common microbial communities can break the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond characteristic of these compounds.