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WJA system backs water jetters carrying out Covid-19 essential services

The Water Jetting Association has put in place an essential services notification system to assist its members in confirming that they have the right...

Virtual reality training wins water industry innovation award

Drainage and utility specialist Lanes Group plc has won the Institute of Water of Innovation Award 2020 for the South East Region for leading...
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Monitoring for flood management

Climate projections for the UK suggest that rainfall will increase in winter and decrease in summer, and that individual rainfall events may increase in intensity, especially in winter. This paradigm predicates an increased risk of flooding.
Simon Crowther

The long road to recognition

Civil engineer and Chartered Water & Environmental Manager Simon Crowther has both personal experience of flooding (as "victim" in 2007), and expertise in tackling it, as director of Flood Protection Solutions, which he founded in 2012. Here, he offers his own thoughts on the sector's current shape and direction
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SuDS helps secure appeal

A proposed housing development in Bexhill has been given the green light following the agreement of a suitable drainage strategy, overturning a June 2019 decision to refuse planning permission given the site’s proximity to Pevensey Levels SAC.
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Sponsored Content: Nuclear reactor drains un-blocked

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group have used new pipe cleaning technology to solve persistent drain blockage problems at a nuclear power station.

MP meets stakeholders to discuss flooding and AI

Sheffield based Environmental Monitoring Solutions recently hosted a session between North East Derbyshire MP, Lee Rowley, and water industry stakeholders to present the...

Peers sought to build urban resilience platform

A new peer-to-peer platform is helping municipalities and water utilities find reliable innovative solutions to their infrastructure resilience challenges, according to the firm behind...
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Governments should prepare for 3m sea-level rise by 2100, says IMechE

Governments around the world must step up their preparations for a minimum sea level rise of 1 metre this century and be planning for up to 3 metres, according to a report released by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in November.
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REDEEMing pumping stations for eels

Dr Jon Bolland of the University of Hull's International Fisheries Institute (HIFI) discusses a new project that aims to make pumping equipment more amenable to aquatic life

98% of Unblocktober participants ‘optimistic’ their habits have changed for the long-term

The world’s first awareness month aimed at protecting the UK’s sewers and seas - 'Unblocktober' - has been hailed "a major success", say the...

Flood systems reduce engineer call out

Jetchem Systems has teamed up with United Utilities and Amey to produce two new systems designed to aid in the prevention of flooding

Climate change is affecting the way Europe floods, experts warn

Climate change is disrupting the rhythms of spring growing and river flooding across Europe, which could pose new problems for biodiversity and food security...

Met Office and EA mark 10-year anniversary of The Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC)

On 4 October the Met Office and the Environment Agency marked a 10-year partnership which "has saved lives, livelihoods, and protected infrastructure." The Flood Forecasting...

Noise correlation technology delivers major leak reduction

A project jointly undertaken by Anglian Water and leak detection expert Primayer has seemingly seen leakage reduction of 1.4 million litres of water per...

Research heralds ‘step change’ in water jet injury care

Medical research commissioned by the Water Jetting Association has led to the publication of the most comprehensive guidance ever created for the management of high-pressure fluid injection injuries

Sustainable drainage innovation installed on the M56

THE FIRST installation of SDS Aqua-XchangeTM, the sustainable drainage innovation which turns roadside filter drains into treatment devices that protect the water environment from...

Government is “passing water pollution buck to the car industry”, experts warn

The Government acknowledged the serious and growing impacts of poisonous particle pollution from brake, tyre and road surface wear on the environment and human...

More planning applications held up by sustainable drainage design in England than in Wales

Planning applications are twice as likely to be blocked or delayed due to sustainable drainage system (SuDS) design in England than in Wales, according...

Noise logger trial pinpoints 115 leaks

A technology trial involving installation of 295 Enigma3m remote correlating noise loggers in a water distribution network in the State of Johor, Malaysia, has successfully cut net night flow by a third. Yoo Sun Chan, general manager, Primayer Sdn Bhd, and Roger Ironmonger, managing director, Primaryer, explain how the work was carried out .