Utility Strikes Awareness Day

NI Water hosted its second Utility Strikes Awareness Day, in February, in the Learning & Development Centre in Antrim. The event was attended by approximately 80 people representing both Framework Consultants and Contractors working on...

Are cobbles key to protecting our coasts?

Traditional hard engineering coastal protections have long been trusted to protect land, property and communities from tidal damage – but rising sea levels are now presenting a new challenge. Academics at the University of...

Essex & Suffolk Water and MGISS Pioneer 3D Asset Data Technology

Essex & Suffolk Water is working with technology company MGISS to improve the accuracy and currency of asset data while future proofing corporate systems. This is to support investment in augmented virtual reality visualisations...

Durleigh Water Treatment Centre £50m rebuild

Wessex Water is investing £50 million to improve and rebuild its Durleigh Water Treatment Centre near Bridgwater. The water treatment centre has come to the end of its operational life, and the reconstruction forms an...

Time for a career change

Following continued growth, Watertrain, the UK’s predominant water utility sector training provider, has launched a recruitment drive. A number of learning and development roles have been announced at Watertrain, as the established training provider secures...

160th anniversary of Katrine Aqueduct marked with Queen Victoria re-enactment

The 160th anniversary of the Katrine Aqueduct, one of Scotland’s most important pieces of infrastructure, was marked with a special re-enactment of its official inauguration by Queen Victoria Actors donned Victorian attire and a modern-day...

Autopsy reveals Sidmouth fatberg’s dirty secrets

Household cooking fats and hygiene products played a pivotal role in the formation of the giant fatberg found lurking under a Devon seaside town, scientists have revealed. The 64-metre monster – greater in length than...

Smooth operations – planning for onsite treatment success

Tightening environmental standards and the rising cost of tankering wastewater mean more and more industrial process companies are taking control of their own treatment systems. WPL technical director Andrew Baird has advice for ensuring...

London sewer upgrade award win

Thames Water has won a top engineering award for an innovative £20 million upgrade of a Victorian sewer in central London. The state-of-the-art King’s Scholars’ Pond project did not cause any delays on the roads...

atg Evoqua provides water disinfection solutions in Ireland

James Leigh, Regional Disinfection Lead at atg Evoqua explains how the company developed a product to meet a specific need. Irish Water is carrying out a major disinfection programme at water treatment plants which will...
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