New tunnels bypass historic aqueduct

Severn Trent Water has completed the first of three huge multi-million pound bypass tunnels being built to reinforce water supplies for Birmingham. The Elan Valley...

Why we all need flow measurement

Without flow, the water industry quite literally would not exist. Gigalitres of water and waste water are abstracted, treated, delivered, consumed, collected, treated and...

Tackling global leakage

How do we ensure that our water networks are efficient – and at the same time build in resilience and sustainability? Some thoughts leading...

Tanks join wider mix

Reducing the risk of flooding has often relied heavily upon the ability of water and sewerage companies (WASCs) to increase the capacity of their...

Pathogen tests for sludge

Each year, the UK generates about 15,000 tonnes of sewage sludge and, like many developed countries, has a commitment both to minimise the amount...

New standard for treating run-off

In a first for the UK water industry, British Water has published a Code of Practice for assessing surface water treatment technologies. The collaborative...

In the thick of it

One of the innovations being trialled in Anglian Water's Innovation Shop Window is a new mobile sludge thickener which should drive cost and carbon...

Gaining control of water supply measurement

Techniques such as uncertainty analysis and data reconciliation are cost-effective methods of improving the effectiveness of network monitoring and the interpretation of measurement data. With...

Flood risk assessments: more important than ever

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology has dubbed the winter floods of 2015/2016 the most extreme on record and calls for greater consideration of...

A choice between floods or droughts?

Derek Hunt (UK Rainwater Management Association) says sustainable urban drainage systems are only half of a solution and argues for better choices in surface...

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