Steve Robertson to be new chief executive of Thames Water.

Steve Robertson to be new chief executive of Thames Water.

Thames Water is announcing today that Steve Robertson will succeed Martin Baggs as Chief Executive in early September 2016. Sir Peter Mason, Chairman of Thames Water Utilities, said: “Following Martin Baggs’ decision to stand down we have conducted a thorough search for a new Chief Executive and I am delighted to announce that the board […]

Waste plea for County Durham businesses, following contamination threat.

Waste plea for County Durham businesses, following contamination threat.

Businesses in a County Durham village are being urged to help take care of the environment after a release of oil into the area’s sewers reached Northumbrian Water’s Sacriston sewage treatment works and a local watercourse, the Black Burn. While the pollution was largely caught and isolated by the sewage treatment works, minimising any resulting […]

Automated reading system to cut business bills.

Automated reading system to cut business bills.

A new system for reading and monitoring utility meters has been launched to help businesses and organisations to cut bills. By helping to identify and act upon opportunities to reduce usage of water, gas and electricity, the Automated Meter Reading (AMR) system, developed by Northumbrian Water Group, will help businesses make significant savings. AMR utilises […]

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

Microplastics in seafood: a human health risk or just marine debris?

“Improving wastewater and solid waste collection and management presents the most urgent short-term solution to reducing plastic inputs, especially in developing economies.” A 179-page report on plastic marine debris was released in time for the United Nations Environment Assembly. The report suggests “marine plastic litter is a global concern”. Marine plastics are distributed throughout the ocean, from the […]

Stantec acquires MWH Global.

Stantec acquires MWH Global.

Stantec Inc. has completed the acquisition of Broomfield, Colorado-based MWH Global, Inc., a 6,800-person engineering, consulting and construction management firm focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment. With award-winning project work and 187 offices distributed across 26 countries, the acquisition expands Stantec’s position in water resources infrastructure while gaining presence […]

Dubai water desalination plant work on track.

Dubai water desalination plant work on track.

Work on the water desalination unit at the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai, UAE, is progressing as per schedule with 35 per cent of the project already completed, said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the Managing Director and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA). He was speaking after reviewing the progress […]

Global Leaders gather in D.C. to begin implementing Paris Agreement.

Highlights from Climate Action 2016 summit include efforts around cities, transport, land-use, energy, resilience and analysis & tools: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls for rapid action to limit climate change and achieve Paris Agreement goals New Climate Economy, WRI Ross Center and C40 announce a major new international initiative that will make the economic case […]

South Korea to finance water and power projects in Iran.

South Korea to finance water and power projects in Iran.

TEHRAN (FNA)- South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Ho-in Kang announced on Saturday that his country will finance water and electricity projects in Iran. “The Korean companies are willing to finance many water and electricity projects in Iran and these projects will be financed with the Islamic Republic of Iran and the energy […]