In the week when the AMP Business Plans submitted by all of the UK water companies to Ofwat have flagged up the need to bear down continually on operational costs, a recent initiative by Hartlepool Water has highlighted a real opportunity for the utilities to make major savings and significantly reduce their maintenance expenditure.
3M’s Scotchkote Manhole Repair System, which uses a rapid curing epoxy resin originally developed for repairing battle tanks, was recognised as the best innovation in Water Dragons 2013.
Live information about the speed and direction of Scotland’s ocean currents has been made available for the first time.
Wessex Water has commissioned CSE-Tynemarch Systems Ltd to install an automated, on-line, closed-loop optimal control system to operate their new Regional Water Supply Grid.
The Technology Strategy Board is launching a new round of infrastructure funding for offshore renewables technologies which opens in December.
From next month, the European Commission will provide free, full and open access to a wealth of data gathered by Copernicus, Europe’s Earth observation system.
A conference in Canada last week has highlighted the role innovative technologies will have to play in addressing increasingly problematic global water issues – and also flagged up how the Ontario Government-sponsored WaterTAP Project is helping Canadian companies to gain a share of the $585 billion dollar global marketplace.
Thames Water is using innovative Canadian technology to produce the UK’s first eco-friendly, ultra-pure fertiliser phosphorous-based fertiliser in a new £2 million plant at its Slough sewage treatment works in Berkshire.
Southern Water is planning to use ultra violet light to treat stormwater leaving Chichester Wastewater Treatment Works.
Leading UK water technology provider Bluewater Bio is urging the UK water companies to highlight their efforts to introduce innovative technologies to reduce their operational costs in the face of recent pressure at both Government and regulatory level.