Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Water Act 2014 and its impact on infrastructure

Nick Cowley, country manager with kiosk and meter box specialist MCL Utility, discusses the changing regulation of the water industry and the impact this...

Chalk streams should be given enhanced status, says strategy document

A new Chalk Stream Restoration Strategy, published on 15 October, calls for chalk streams in England to be given enhanced environmental status. The Catchment Based...

PFAS treatment start-up changes name and announces successful fund-raise to accelerate growth

Puraffinity, a spin-out from Imperial College London, that develops advanced materials for selectively removing target chemical compounds from water, has announced an oversubscribed seed...

Pump practicalities when fighting drought in Namibia

CP Automation has recently helped Rockwell Automation to provide the necessary power equipment to pump water from deep, underground boreholes in Namibia. Farmers in Southern...

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...

Anyone for nuclear-powered floating desalination plants?

Land-based desalination plants are a familiar fixture in many regions of the world but their cost and reliance on fossil fuels remain a bugbear. A new report explores the possibilities presented by a novel alternative.

Sponsored content: 80GHz radar level sensors are compact and low cost

VEGA introduces the latest FMCW 80 GHz non-contact radar level technology for the water industry – using their very own radar level microchip, to deliver excellent performance and a low price that represents a real alternative to ultrasonic level sensors

Environmental ‘time bomb’ warning for world’s groundwater reserves

Research reveals over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change Future generations could be faced...

High flow clarifiers

Veolia Water Technologies (Veolia) has secured a contract with Severn Trent Water (STW) to design and implement three Actiflo® AC10 Turbo high performance water clarifiers

Winners of BlueTech innovation prizes announced

Technologies for surface water monitoring and mains assessment take awards Major global corporations and utilities share their challenges Brave Blue World documentary trailer...

Latest learnings from the Water Action Platform

Assessing risk and determining responses to Covid-19 were major themes of the most recent Water Action Platform webinar which took place on 9 July....

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...

Arvia secures water treatment trial with Scottish Water

North West based water and wastewater treatment specialist Arvia Technology has secured an agreement with Scottish Water to undertake a trial of its water...

Technological breakthroughs driving growth in water quality monitoring

Developments in solid-state electronics and small high-powered light sources (like the LEDs in this image) have supported rapid progress with optical sensor technology during...
desalination device

Structure streamlines salt collection

A low-cost seawater desalination device powered by solar energy was recently described by a group from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea.

Study highlights the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

Mountains and highlands are often referred to as natural “water towers” because they provide lowland communities with essential freshwater for drinking, irrigation, industry, food,...

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...

Water documentary to screen on Netflix in October

Brave Blue World, the powerful documentary that aims to drive positive change in water is set to reach a global audience of millions

Technologies for textiles and aquaculture win MIT Water Prize

A membrane technology for textile manufacturers and a recirculating aquaculture system have been announced as joint winners of the MIT Water prize. Student-led teams...

Water harvesting company picks up water efficiency award

Watflo, a Doncaster-based rainwater harvesting company, has scooped the gold award at the biannual Waterwise UK Water Efficiency Product Awards. The company won the award...