£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.
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Protecting water quality while dredging the Somerset levels

A special monitoring system is helping protect water quality on the Somerset Levels and Moors where a major dredging operation is under way following...

Victorian era “engineering jewel of the north-east” gets 21st century refit

A historic Aberdeenshire waterworks is getting a major £52 million revamp more than 150 years after its construction was hailed a jewel in the...

New tech for removal of multiple pharmaceuticals from wastewater

Sponsored content: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) are notoriously difficult to remove from wastewater. Traditional water treatment systems do not easily remove APIs from water, so pharmaceutical companies often have to resort to high-cost incineration instead.

Pre-cast panels help re-meander a river channel in Cumbria

Pre-cast panels made by Whites Concrete have seemingly played an important part in Coffey Construction’s re-meandering of a historically straightened section of Swindale Beck...

Geospatial platform at London Gatwick provides environmental insights

London Gatwick has created a new geospatial platform, said to be already making engineering and construction works safer at the airport by reducing accidental...

Construction begins on ‘smart canal’ system in Glasgow, described as a European first

A new digital surface water drainage system will unlock 110 hectares across the north of the Glasgow for investment, regeneration and development with the...

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...

Xylem launches 5th Generation Hydrovar for complete range offering

Offering apparent energy savings of up to 70 per cent, water technology provider Xylem has launched its Hydrovar 5th Generation variable speed pump drive...

Avocado farmer slashes water consumption at IoT-enabled farm

The following case study provided by Crawley based communications technology firm Spirent Communications looks at how an avocado farmer in drought-stricken California was able...

Research sheds light on mysterious stability of nanobubbles

They're helpful in processes like water treatment, as you can get the job done without chemicals, but how stable are they? And under what...
HRS systems components connected by ethernet

Sponsored Content: The future potential of process control systems

Thanks to developments such as Industry 4.0, digitisation, and the cloud, together with improvements in process control and communication technology, it is easier than ever for equipment manufacturers to offer remote assistance and monitoring.

White paper maps digital adoption trends and identifies key learnings in water industry digitalisation

International Water Association (IWA) and Xylem White Paper Maps Digital Adoption Trends and Identifies Key Learnings to Help Drive Migration Publication harnesses insights...

Coping with a changing demand

In July 2020, the Met Office reported that most UK water companies have seen an increase in average water consumption during lockdown, especially those...

Harnessing data to meet alarm system standard

Water company telemetry systems generate thousands of alarms each day, with the risk of control rooms becoming overwhelmed and missing critical alerts ever present....

Q&A: Connecting water technology and its potential impact

With water undergoing a transformation, industrial end-users are increasingly embedding sustainable solutions within their operations. Snehal Desai, chief growth and sustainability officer at Evoqua...

Final keynote speaker announced for Europump annual meeting in May

Europump (the European Pump Association), which represents 15 National Associations across the continent of Europe, has now finalised the programme of talks and presentations...

IoT satellite-based LoRa program and white paper launch

Mobile satellite services provider EchoStar Mobile has launched an early adopter program for pan-European satellite-based LoRa® Internet of Things (IoT) services and a white...

Summer droughts to be better managed with Great Ouse Groundwater Scheme upgrade

In a year when summer droughts reduced water stocks to levels not seen for nearly 50 years, the renewal and modernisation of the Great...

Comment: The six water technology trends for 2022

AMI infrastructure, digital twins, intelligent asset management, Geographical Information Systems, 5G and Artificial Intelligence are the principal water technology trends for 2022, according to...