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Water industry told to prepare for COVID-19 waves

06-05-2020
COVID-19, British Water

The water industry was told to prepare for the likelihood of COVID-19 “being with us for two to three years”, until a vaccine has been developed and three billion plus people vaccinated. The recommendation came from founder and chairman of technology and innovation consultancy Isle Utilities, Dr Piers Clark, who is leading an …

New Zealand to build water storage facility at Northland

04-05-2020
New Zealand, water utilities

The Government of New Zealand has decided to build a water storage facility in Northland to address water scarcity in the region. According to the Minister for Regional Economic Development, the construction works may begin this year. The plan involves building several small-scale reservoirs to create a distribution pipeline. Earlier, the …

British Water welcomes workforce planning report

29-04-2020
British Water

British Water has welcomed guidance from Energy & Utility Skills which sets out how businesses in the sector can develop and maintain a sustainable workforce beyond Covid-19. The whitepaper – 6 Easy Steps: A Pragmatic Approach to Workforce Planning – demonstrates how strategic workforce planning can assist businesses as …

Rice engineers: Make wastewater drinkable again

29-04-2020
wastewater treatment, research

Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who say it should involve a healthy level of recycled wastewater. Using Houston as a model, researchers at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering have developed a plan that could reduce the need for surface water (from rivers, …

Grundfos ready to support healthcare system

28-04-2020
Grundfos

36 hours after the call from the Danish Medicines Agency, a Grundfos team had made a visor prototype. On Friday 3 April, full-scale production is set to begin. Up to 5000 visors, or face shields, will – according to demand – roll out every day, so that employees in the health and care sector can protect themselves and patients against …