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 years ago, largely in response to a...

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 Hubs. Over the next five years, the...

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 on water suppliers. Leak detection is a...

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 becoming an all too familiar sight. According...

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 the International Water Association (IWA) suggest 126...

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 of Mars. This seems like science...

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 Strategy Manager at SES Water explains. In...

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 process) and convert it into gas...

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

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 repair and replace old lead utility...

Hammer straight through with Geonex hammer drilling

Geonex hammer drilling is a trenchless method which provides clear benefits for the water industry, producing a guaranteed slope, no matter what the geological conditions you come across. The slope is guaranteed even if you...
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