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Adler and Allan acquires specialist water and drainage company

Environmental risk reduction services business, Adler and Allan, has acquired specialist water and drainage company, Public Sewer Services (PSS). PSS has been providing an in-house...

Eco-friendly jetting backs super-thin tank technology at new hospital car park

Sustainable drain cleaning technology deployed by Lanes Group plc has supported the installation of a ground-breaking ‘super-thin' source control stormwater attenuation system that has...

Water flow monitor fills technology gap

The instrumentation company Nivus has developed a new hand-held portable flow monitoring technology in response to a requirement that was originally identified by the...

New woodlands and flood mitigation: Research kicks off in Yorkshire

New research will monitor the contribution of new native woodland in England towards mitigating the worst effects of climate change, such as flooding. Earlier this...

Transatlantic collaboration aims to boost resilience of sea walls

A seemingly pioneering research project that aims to strengthen the resilience of sea walls to increased coastal flooding has been launched by Heriot-Watt University...

Enhancing flood resilience in Brazil with analytics

A University of Glasgow project that’s increasing community resilience and enhancing the capacity of residents of flood-prone areas in Brazil to take protective action...

UK government sets out £25 million for projects using nature to increase flood resilience

The UK government will invest £25 million in projects that use nature to protect communities from flooding, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow announced on 22...
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Fatberg foil: Preparing for another year of Unblocktober

Drainage expert Lanes Group has announced the launch of its fifth Unblocktober campaign, calling on individuals and businesses to take the Unblocktober pledge. The...

Licence to spill? Legislative status of government’s new plans unclear

River conservation groups reacted with alarm to the news (on 29 August) that the government plans to ease restrictions on developers' need to ensure...

Plastic is changing the behaviour of the world’s river sediment

A University of Leicester academic has led a study which appears to find that plastic pollution is changing the way riverbeds behave. Plastic particles in...

Observers weigh merits of the National Adaptation Programme

Bold steps had been hoped-for with the UK government's third National Adaptation Programme (NAP3) released on 17 July, a much-anticipated prospectus intended to set...

Sponsored content: Jetting course gives sewer operators dual skills

Drainage operatives are benefitting from a new training course that helps develop essential knowledge and skills for using water jetting for surface cleaning. The Drain,...

Sponsored content: New, lighter version of SuDS part

Hydro International, a specialist in water management products and services, has unveiled its expanded Stormbloc® Optimum range, with a new lighter version of the...

Sponsored content: Lanes wins drainage contract in Derbyshire

Drainage engineers from Lanes Group plc are carrying out important annual maintenance work for a Derbyshire council to ensure public spaces can be used...

London borough installs gully sensors to build flood resilience

Redbridge Council has invested in nearly 100 gully sensors, which have been installed in flood prone parts of the borough to create a smart...
Flooding in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, in January 2016.

€21 million available for climate adaptation via new Horizon 2020 programme

The new Horizon Europe 2020 programme Pathways2Resilience (P2R) has launched a Call for Expressions of Interest, "marking a first step toward multiple open call...

Utilities commit to smart water installations to help avoid sewer spills

Water technology firm SDS has completed the installation of its latest smart rainwater management systems at homes in Forton, Lancashire, and Deal, Kent, as...

New wetlands in Wiltshire to recharge nearly 600 million litres of groundwater per year

In a tie-in with World Water Day in late March, employees from Amazon Web Services (AWS), The Rivers Trust and Action for the River...

Closing the adaptation gap

Climate adaptation is chronically underfunded in the UK, and is falling short of what the country needs to insulate it from impacts such as heatwaves and increased rainfall, according to a new report from the Government's advisory body, the Climate Change Committee (CCC).

Managing complexity

In a first for the English water sector, utilities are being asked to produce drainage & wastewater management plans (DWMPs) by Defra.