Ofwat sets plan for sludge market working group.

Ofwat sets plan for sludge market working group.

Ofwat has laid out plans for how the sludge technical working group will help design and implement a new competitive sludge market. As part of its Water 2020 proposals, the regulator is promoting greater use of markets within sludge treatment, recycling and disposal. The main design features of this new market are a separate binding […]

Voters have insufficient information to take environment and sustainability into account in referendum.

Voters have insufficient information to take environment and sustainability into account in referendum.

The majority of UK members polled during the past week believe both the Vote Leave and Vote Remain campaigns have poorly addressed environment and sustainability issues in the lead up to the referendum, despite 75% of respondents thinking that these issues will be at least of some importance in voters’ minds when they cast their […]

EU and EBRD help to upgrade Bishkek’s waste collection fleet.

EU and EBRD help to upgrade Bishkek’s waste collection fleet.

The city of Bishkek took delivery today of 30 specialised trucks for waste collection, acquired for a project to modernise solid waste management and part of a comprehensive environmental improvement programme for the Kyrgyz capital. Previously, the city had received over 5,000 waste containers. An official ceremony marked the handover of the specialised waste collection […]

EIB supports the development of Kyrgyz Republic’s water and solid waste infrastructure.

EIB supports the development of Kyrgyz Republic’s water and solid waste infrastructure.

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending EUR 20 million to the Kyrgyz Republic to finance improvements in the municipal solid waste and water sectors from which some 850,000 people or 15% of the total population of the country will benefit. EIB Vice-President Jan Vapaavuori, who signed the loan on the first visit of a […]

Unique not-for-profit model brings £32 million boost for Welsh Water’s customers.

Unique not-for-profit model brings £32 million boost for Welsh Water’s customers.

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, has today announced that £32 million – the equivalent to dividends paid to shareholders in other companies – will be used to: provide additional financial support for those customers struggling to pay their bills; invest in renewable energy generation schemes to cut carbon emissions and to help keep down future customer […]

Jacopa packaged rbc’s for Henllan wwt plant.

Jacopa packaged rbc’s for Henllan wwt plant.

Jacopa has delivered two of its packaged rotating biological contactors (RBCs) to help a wastewater treatment plant in rural south-west Wales meet a more stringent Natural Resources Wales discharge consent. The treatment plant serves the village of Henllan in Ceredigion, west of Llandysul, which currently has a population of over 800. Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water […]

Southern Water investment reaches new heights.

Southern Water investment reaches new heights.

Air power was deployed to bring a new piece of mixing equipment – the first of its type in the South East – to the middle of a reservoir. The two pieces of equipment, each weighing a ton, were lifted into position by helicopter at Southern Water’s Weir Wood reservoir near East Grinstead. Southern Water […]

EAD organises session on waste management legislative frameworks for Abu Dhabi.

EAD organises session on waste management legislative frameworks for Abu Dhabi.

The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) in collaboration with Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi), organised an introductory session on the Waste Management Legislative Frameworks for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, which was launched recently. The recently launched Waste Management Legislative Framework comes in line with the Government of Abu Dhabi’s […]

Improvement to Uphall waste water network.

Improvement to Uphall waste water network.

Scottish Water has announced a £350,000 upgrade to the Uphall waste water network. The work, which is due to begin on Thursday, June 2 and is expected to take around 4 months to complete, will help Scottish Water deliver the best possible waste water service well into the future. Phase one of the work from […]