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Call for government to make swift decision on ban on plastic in wet wipes

The government needs to make an immediate decision on banning plastic in wet wipes in order to help tackle this sewage-based pollution ending up...

Comment: how can the EU’s industrial policy support industry’s efforts with sustainability and decarbonisation?

Ahead of its Annual Meetings and Joint Conference with CEIR and Pneurop in Brussels this coming May, Vanni Vignoli, President of Europump, a trade...

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...

EU project to develop sensor systems for the tracing of synthetic drug laboratories via...

An EU-wide collaborative project, microMole, aims to design and develop a standalone sensor system that will track down the production of illicit substances by...

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...

New measures and research needed to tackle ecological impact of pharmaceuticals

A group of international researchers has issued a warning about the increase in pharmaceutical contamination in the environment, with suggestions about how it might...

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...

Goodbye to decaying deposits and blocked pumps? Ensuring the clean operation of municipal stormwater...

The use of air supply through injectors slows the rate at which odour and decay develop in a wastewater application, as German pumps and...

Septic system waste pervasive throughout Florida’s Indian River lagoon

Study finds even ‘properly functioning’ septic systems contaminate groundwater and surface water, as a group from Florida Atlantic University explains. For more than a decade,...

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...

Sites must fulfil water protection obligations

With public attention on corporate environmental activities, there is particular pressure on industrial companies to limit their impact on the local water environment, says Adam Parmenter, industrial sales manager at WPL.

Discharging a duty

Water industry intransigence and regulatory neglect seem to provide the backdrop to a sewage dumping scandal that has made headlines recently and emboldened citizen scientists and environmental campaigners. Will 2022 be the year water companies are finally forced to get their act together, asks Envirotec.

Laser scans show devastating impact of wet wipes on the Thames

River charity Thames21 has released data showing a mound created by wet wipes, which has grown to the size of two tennis courts and...

Comment: New year brings resolution on pollution

With sector-wide recognition that a step-change is required to deliver the environmental improvements required by all stakeholders, a new year brings fresh opportunities for...

£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.

Ocean-dumping for Fukushima wastewater: Japan’s complex decision remains contentious

Japan has ended years of speculation over the fate of radioactive wastewater stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the 2011...

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...
Drain jetting

Breaking the CSO cycle

Three steps to increased capacity, without capital expenditure: The use of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) has placed water companies in the firing line of regulators and ratepayers.

Using wastewater to create hydrogen and oxygen

East Lothian-based Logan Energy is supplying and installing an electrolyser at a wastewater treatment plant in Cambridgeshire as part of a novel initiative being...