The Young Water Professionals movement comes to Bath

For someone at the start of their career in water, the University of Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events. Bath...

James Fisher carry out successful visual inspection

An inspection team from James Fisher NDT Ltd. was contracted by a major water infrastructure business to carry out a full visual inspection of the internal aspects of an underground service reservoir, made up...

Flood prevention project under way

Severn Trent has started work on a £1.5m project to upgrade sewers in Hinckley to help prevent flooding in the Leicester Road area of the town. James Arkesden, who is leading the project for Severn...

Customers ‘should be engaged in shaping the future of water’

Customers should be seen as active participants in the water sector, not passive recipients, according to Ofwat Chief Executive Cathryn Ross. Speaking to water company senior executives at an event in London, Cathryn called on...

Challenging times ahead for world’s poorest communities

A hard-hitting report has predicted that, with more wild weather forecast, access to safe water is going to get harder for the world's poorest communities. Wild Water, released by the UK charity Wateraid, says that...

Archaeologists trace hidden heritage of Yorkshire’s woodlands

Yorkshire Water has been working with archaeologists who have surveyed woodland across Yorkshire and discovered 406 areas of historical interest, some of which date back to the medieval era. The surveys were carried out at...

Water company proves itself a good neighbour

United Utilities’ employees helped a community garden in Greater Manchester become dementia-friendly and more appealing to its younger visitors. Staff from United Utilities, and its engineering contractor Laing O’Rourke joined Terry Morford, from Christ Church...

Industry scheme shortlisted for award

A sector-wide initiative to clarify the meaning of building information modelling (BIM) in the water industry has been shortlisted for a Utility Week Star Award for collaboration. Every water and sewerage company (WaSC) in England,...

Trade association signs business services deal

Water industry trade association British Water has agreed an exclusive business services partnership that will help its members improve cash flow and grow their international business. The agreement is with URICA, a supply chain funding...

Reduction in water abstractions helps protect stream

Affinity Water is reducing the amount of water it takes from the environment through abstractions by eighteen million litres per day (18Ml/d) at one of its pumping stations near Watton-at-Stone in Hertfordshire. The pumping station...