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Grease lightening

Mario Kelly of water, energy and maintenance solutions provider NCH Europe offers a few thoughts on a contemporary headache - the fatberg. FORGET alligators, fatbergs...

“Let’s work with farmers to manage upstream storage”, say flood experts

Flood technology experts have welcomed Government proposals to work with farmers to create more flood storage areas upstream, protecting downstream properties vulnerable to flash...

Getting ready for the FloodEx 2016 trade event

The FloodEx trade event will take place on 18 and 19 May in Peterborough Arena. Aimed at those working in flood defence and the...

Two-day course on essentials of drain repair

WRc is running another two-day "Essentials for Managing Drain Repair" course on 1 and 2 March 2016, at WRc in Swindon. The aim of...

Valve actuators at hub of automated flood alleviation scheme

An extended scope contract performed by Rotork Site Services has successfully delivered full automation of a flood alleviation scheme protecting the historic town of...

Simple flow control product expands options for SuDS on new developments

Hydro International is launching the Hydro-Brake® Agile flow control, which marks "a significant new opportunity for highly-efficient surface water attenuation with the lowest-possible flood...

Clay pipes specified for new blood transfusion centre

The new £33m Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) Centre of Excellence near Edinburgh has specified clay pipes from Hepworth Clay as an underground...

Drainage specialists go the extra half mile – for badgers

Lanes Group drainage engineers have carried out a pipe cleaning project with the longest jetting hose they have ever deployed - and all to...

£4.28 million flood defences go underground, overground in London parks

A £4.28m award-winning flood defence project in Southwark, South London, is combining above and below-ground temporary flood storage to create a pioneering solution at...

Firm secures deal to build radial weir gates for EA refurbishment of Thames structure

ECS Engineering Services has recently secured a deal to supply eight radial weir gates to the Environment Agency (EA) as part of a project...

EA surface water data now available in Envirocheck Flood Screening report

With the Environment Agency recently warning of the risks related to surface water flooding, following heavy mid-summer downpours, it seems timely that a UK...

Notes from the trenchless…

Wessex Water discusses the use of trenchless technology in a number of recent projects in the wastewater sector. It was not so many years...

Samba drums and raw sewage?

"Raw sewage in Rio" debate shows value of UK investment in water treatment, says Lanes Group's Richard Leigh Fears over sewage contamination problems during the...

Praise for resolving sewage pump failure at university site

Lanes Group has been praised for its fast action in response to drainage fault at a Scottish university that resulted in sewage building up...

Cloudbursts: What can we learn from Copenhagen?

Luke Strickland and Stuart Divall of Ramboll UK review some of the flood mitigation measures implemented in the Danish capital since its cataclysmic flood...

Rooting out vulnerabilities in the sewer infrastructure

An aerial map of trees is helping to understand the damage caused to underground drains and sewers by tree roots, according to UK-based aerial...

Stormwater Management launches new source control and attenuation solutions at IWEX

Surface water management specialist, Stormwater Management Ltd, will be unveiling two new high performance source control solutions together with a new innovative, in-situ cast...

Research to tackle built environment resilience

THE largest UK charity dedicated specifically to built environment research, the BRE Trust, has announced a major three year funding programme to improve the...
Installing a giant Hydro-Brake for the Wigan Flood Alleviation Scheme.

Technology holds back floods upstream

A ‘supersized’ engineering solution to river flooding is said to deliver carefully-engineered flood protection while supporting biodiverse landscaping and wetlands. Hydro International's Hydro-Brake® Flood Alleviation...

Dual attack on flooding with new defence system

A new flood defence system, JBaR, from oil and environmental specialists, Adler and Allan, provides protection potential for sites that store oil and other...