Going underground
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Going underground

Matthew Izzard (Chairman, UKSTT) Although some techniques, such as pipe jacking, have been around for many years, trenchless (or No Dig) technologies really started to develop about 30…

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Working to achieve water security for all
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Working to achieve water security for all

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges through a £200M investment across 12 global research…

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PermaNET+: Changing the economics of leak detection
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PermaNET+: Changing the economics of leak detection

Clean drinking water is the world’s most precious resource and it is becoming increasingly scarce.  Factors such as population growth, climate change and aging infrastructure are putting pressure…

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Reducing leaks: the rise of leak detection technology in water pipes
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Reducing leaks: the rise of leak detection technology in water pipes

The street washed out with water. Parked cars sitting partly submerged. Ground floor flats flooded. This was the scene in a south London street in early January. It’s…

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Geospatial AI – fresh insights into water network failures
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Geospatial AI – fresh insights into water network failures

How satellite data and artificial intelligence are revolutionising water network management Leaking pipes are both a financial and environmental concern for water network operators worldwide. Global estimates from…

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Space technololgy beamed down to earth
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Space technololgy beamed down to earth

Researchers analyzing RADAR signals gathered over three years from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express spacecraft discovered a large lake of salty water buried deep below the surface…

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Sustained innovation to deliver leakage reduction
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Sustained innovation to deliver leakage reduction

Leakage. A subject that is important to us and our customers. At SES Water we take great pride in our detection methods, practices and results. Daniel Woodworth, Network…

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The power of poo
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The power of poo

Northumbrian Water is the only wastewater company in the UK to use 100% of its sewage sludge (the left over material at the end of the wastewater treatment…

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United Utilities rolls out Systems Thinking approach to wastewater network management
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United Utilities rolls out Systems Thinking approach to wastewater network management

If the water and wastewater industry is to improve resilience and meet the expectations of customers and regulators, the traditional reactive approach to operational asset management must evolve.…

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Is trenchless pipe pulling the most environmentally sound way to repair and replace lead pipes?
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Is trenchless pipe pulling the most environmentally sound way to repair and replace lead pipes?

Simon Drain, managing director of UK utility supplier Kobus Services Ltd, shares how innovative pipe pulling technologies are being successfully deployed in the United States to not only…

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