Severn Trent discovers ‘quicker and cheaper’ way to treat sewage

Engineers at Newent treatment works have improved the process by putting sewage through an additional tank containing thousands of tiny plastic discs

Water regulator Ofwat appoints first Head of Wales

Bethan Evans will take on the role from 1st September 2020

Time to tighten the taps on water retailers

Since the business water retail market was deregulated in April 2017 many water consumers are still struggling to receive accurate invoices.

‘Parts of the Thames see 94,000 microplastic particles flow through water every second’

Three separate studies have found high levels of microplastics are impacting the river, seriously affecting its inhabitants, habitats, water column and shoreline

EIB backs water quality in the Netherlands with €190m loan

The funds will support the upgrade of production installations, storage facilities and pumping stations across the Evides estate

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Welsh Water earns top position in customer service ratings

The not-for-profit utility received the best customer service rating of any water company in Wales and England, according to a new survey

England faces ‘the serious risk of running out of water by 2040’

That’s the warning from the Public Accounts Committee, which accuses Defra, Ofwat and the Environment Agency of having ‘taken their eye off the ball’

Welsh Government unveils £10m fund to tackle water pollution from abandoned metal mines

Abandoned metal mines are regarded as one of the principal causes of water pollution in Wales due to discharges from underground workings and leaching of metals from spoil heaps

World population facing water stress ‘could double by 2050’

Even if the world does meet international climate targets, the number of people exposed to water stress could still rise by 50% by 2050, a new study warns

‘Food made out of thin air and renewable electricity can fix many of today’s problems’

That’s the suggestion from Pasi Vainikka, Co-Founder and CEO of Solar Foods who spoke to ELN about the pioneering discovery of a protein produced from CO2 using clean power

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