Keith Wishart, Technology and Innovation Consultant focusing on the water industry in IBM Global Business Services, UK and Ireland, examines the significant opportunity Big Data could offer UK water companies in their AMP6 business plans – including streamlining capital delivery and optimising network and asset operation.
The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, the Glasgow-based UK innovation centre established to accelerate the growth and commercialisation of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies, has opened for business with four Pilot Projects which will seek to drive cost reduction and innovation.
44 per cent of wastewater treatment plants in South Africa may have opted for inappropriate technologies when considering their resource base, capacity to manage and provide effluent quality requirements, according to a study by the Water Research Commission.
The issue of effective legionella bacterium treatment is currently the focus of a consultation launched by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) at the beginning of June on the control of legionella bacteria in water systems – and an innovative UV technology looks set to play an increasingly role in its treatment.
The UK water companies could learn some useful lessons from a project in Durban, South Africa, which reduced mains pipes burst by 67% - and delivered total annual savings of £93k from an initial investment of £14K in innovative new technology developed in the UK.
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is inviting outline proposals which enable the UK research community to exploit environmental data for science and impact.
Two new Centres that will help shape the way the UK’s future infrastructure is planned and implemented have been launched by Lord Deighton, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury, during an event at the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) in London.
The Chairman of The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee, Lord Krebs, has written to the Chancellor, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, calling for an increase in the science budget.
The Technology Strategy Board’s Mission to Brazil has now opened – and is inviting companies with innovative solutions in the area of water and waste water to apply.
Today is the opening date for applications for £18 million in funding from the Carbon Trust’s Marine Renewables Commercialisation Fund Wave First Array Support programme.