Training the next generation of catchment managers

The water environment faces diverse and increasing pressures arising from a combination of factors including climate-driven changes in hydrological extremes, population growth and floodplain development, changes to carbon and nutrient cycles, and the legacy...

Beyond 2017 – looking ahead, the industry is set for a fundamental shift

Industry minds are racing towards April 2017, when the Secretary of State flicks the proverbial switch, unleashing expanded retail competition on the non-household sector for water. However, beyond this, much lies ahead that will...

Hydrok becomes part of Eliquo Water Group

ELIQUO WATER GROUP GmbH and Hydrok (UK) Limited have announced that they have signed an agreement for Hydrok to become a 100% subsidiary of ELIQUO WATER GROUP. The acquisition of Hydrok by ELIQUO will...

Utility firms reinforcing critical infrastructure in light of flood ‘epidemic’ and storm forecasts

Those alarming aerial images of towns and villages across the UK being engulfed by murky water might be fading from our memories, but we are heading into another winter beset by frequent storms, according...

Innovative new research will help better our understanding of waves

An international research project led by the University of Bath is investigating the impact of waves on coastlines using novel laser measurement devices. This innovative equipment is similar to laser measurement devices used in construction,...

The opportunities, pitfalls and dangers that the water industry faces in cyber security

Whilst we could argue which of the UK water companies is the largest – it’s very much dependent upon how you perform the measurement – what can be agreed upon is that companies such...

Retail separation has the potential to give companies greater strategic flexibility

With non-household retail competition in England in only a few months’ time, water companies are looking carefully at how they are structured. Retail separation has the potential to give companies greater strategic flexibility. So what...

Qualification proves a great success as students excel

A new qualification specifically developed for the water industry by the specialist training provider Watertrain is proving a great success and is set to be expanded. Watertrain has been delivering the Level 4 Diploma in...

Perfecting better bills key to success in new competitive market

Evolving and uncertain times in the water sector mean companies may soon face an uphill battle to maintain customer loyalty, retention and trust. Many water companies are already working hard to put processes in...

Four key questions to answer the resilience challenge

Ensuring the resilience of water and wastewater services is emerging as a key issue for the water sector. It is not the only industry to experience this. The theme of resilience is focussing the minds...
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