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Microsoft and Apple among winners of Lighthouse Awards

Technology companies Microsoft and Apple have been recognised alongside Martens Brewery and utilities Thames Water and Severn Trent Water as recipients of the Lighthouse...

Call to make London a ‘sponge city’

London will need to urgently become a ‘sponge city’ – a city better designed to absorb and hold rainwater – in order to ward...

Sludge project is developing biochar-based filter to tackle algal blooms

Researchers in Scotland are investigating the potential of converting sewage sludge into a mineral-rich material that could be used to treat water impacted...

New CEO to oversee expansion of leading water treatment and handling businesses

The firm behind water handling and treatment solutions Selwood and Siltbuster has appointed a new CEO. Dan Lee is now Workdry International CEO, with a...

Beneath the surface: Sonar technology revolutionises sludge and silt mapping

Peter Smith, Sludge Treatment expert at waste management company CSG, lifts the lid on the new sonar technology the company is using to accurately...

Turning sludge into hydrogen, and other OFWAT award winners

Winners of OFWAT’s latest Water Breakthrough Challenge were announced on 16 May, and included a project to turn sewage sludge into hydrogen, and another...

Engineering interventions that could reduce exposure of open-water swimmers to human faecal matter

Wastewater treatment must be improved to reduce exposure to human faecal pathogens in treated effluent, according to a new report published on 21...

Blower timers significantly reduce packaged treatment energy cost

Following a successful two-year trial of interval timers on packaged wastewater treatment plant blowers has resulted in an average 50% energy reduction at a...

UK biotech start-up deploys ‘synthetic oysters’ to tackle water pollution

Environmental technology company Smart Ops launched a biotechnology solution said to improve global access to clean water, on 21 May. The Smarts Ops SCR...

Retention ponds can reduce tyre particle pollution

Retention ponds and wetlands constructed as part of major road schemes can reduce the quantities of tyre particles entering the aquatic environment by an...

Beyond the Stockholm Convention: new regulations targeting PFAS

Sona Dadhania of market intelligence firm IDTechEx offers a brief look into the global regulatory landscape of PFAS, including findings from the group's new...

Infrastructure transformation enables World Ski Championship region to manage waste sustainably

Industrial equipment firm Atlas Copco writes. Hosting an international sporting event may bring much-needed revenue to local communities, but it also brings some big challenges...

Switch to green wastewater infrastructure could reduce emissions and provide huge savings

Researchers say they have shown that a transition to green wastewater-treatment approaches in the US, away from greywater treatment, could save $15.6 billion and...

UK’s first battery-powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS certification

The LIDoTT®, a multi-sensor monitoring system designed and developed by wastewater monitoring specialists, Detectronic, is the UK’s first battery-powered EDM monitor to gain MCERTS...

Q&A: Drivers point to growth in Africa’s industrial water market

With multiple drivers for growth in the industrial market, the challenges for water in Africa are more around implementation than technology, says Walid Khoury...

Ultra high-pressure robotic cutter clears sewer debris in Glasgow

Scottish Water has turned to ultra high-pressure robotics in an apparent UK-first to remove decades of industrial deposits blocking a strategic sewer in South...

Utilities should prepare ahead of mandatory monitoring

Healthier rivers will be one outcome of implementation of the Environment Act 21, writes Darren Hanson of water technology firm Xylem. Now water companies...

Advanced pumping and digital solutions at the Water Equipment Show

Progressive cavity pumps technology firm SEEPEX is showcasing advanced Digital Solutions and CARE services at the upcoming Water Equipment Show on 16 May. The...

Retrofit boosts energy efficiency at wastewater treatment plant

A recent blower system retrofit at a wastewater treatment plan produced a noticeable uptick in energy efficiency resulting in significantly lower OPEX, explains gas...

Pumps trade association announces additional keynote speaker for its 2024 Annual Meeting

Europump (the European Pump Association)* continues to develop the programme of presentations for its 2024 Annual Meeting, taking place at the De Vere Beaumont...