Alex Stephenson, Director of Hydro International’s UK Stormwater Division and Chair of the British Water Sustainable Water Management (SuWM) Focus Group, examines whether institutional barriers preventing greater update of SuDS in the UK.
Water UK, the organisation which represents the UK water companies, and the UK Onshore Operators Group, the onshore oil and gas industry’s representative body, are to work together to help minimise the impact of onshore oil and gas development in the UK on the country’s water resources.
From May 6 - 8 2014, the fifth edition of Aquatech India will be held at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. Aquatech India serves the complete Indian water sector by providing an extensive exhibition and conference programme along with unparalleled networking opportunities.
The Mineral Products Association is calling on the Government to increase its efforts to overcome inertia in the planning system, in order to ensure a steady and adequate supply of aggregates which are essential to the construction industry and the economy.
In an Expert Focus article for Waterbriefing, James Docking, CEO of New Zealand-based Gentrack specialising in billing and CRM software discusses what lessons, if any, the UK water sector can learn from reforms in the Australian market.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency is to introduce a fresh approach to irrigation abstraction management in Angus next year, following a previous successful trial in the Borders.
The latest Markit global survey of business expectations for the year ahead, covering 11,000 companies, has indicated that firms have become more upbeat about their business prospects since the post-crisis low seen mid-year, resulting in higher expectations about employment and investment.
In the run-up to non-household competition in 2017, millions of pounds’ worth of currently unclaimed water rebates could be claimed back by businesses who are starting to get to grips with their water bills.
Practitioners involved in the design and delivery of sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) in Scotland believe they have achieved success aided by powerful legislative drivers. However, many believe reluctance to adopt and maintain SUDS features is hindering further progress, a new survey suggests.
Infrastructure contractors have warned against complacency after workloads in the sector jumped up to a six year high.