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Water & environment features


Recruitment: The new water engineer

14-Aug-2015 | By

How can the water sector attract top recruits when it is pitted against more glamorous parts of the engineering profession? Ben Cronin speaks to MWH Global and Atkins about the sector’s human resources challenge.

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Wind turbine pile tests suggest designs are too conservative and expensive

3-Sep-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Tests which put the load of 37 London buses on wind turbine piles have been completed, with the results being used to develop new design methods for offshore wind farms.

Morpeth flood

£26M Morpeth flood scheme completed

25-Aug-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

The £26M Morpeth flood scheme has opened in Northumberland. The upstream reservoir is one of the largest projects of its kind built by the Environment Agency and it will store 1.4M.m3 of water when river levels are high.

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Drought-hit California turns to innovative shade balls solution

13-Aug-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Some 96M shade balls have been released onto the surface of the Los Angeles Reservoir, in a move that will save more than 300M gallons of water lost each year through evaporation.

Bug found in Preston water treatment works

7-Aug-2015 | By

United Utilities has advised customers in certain areas to boil their water before consuming it after routine tests at Franklaw water treatment works in Preston detected small traces of microscopic bug cryptosporidium in the water.

Suez Canal

Egypt opens Suez Canal expansion

6-Aug-2015 | By Emily Ashwell

Egypt will today officially open a 35km extension to the Suez Canal, allowing ships to simultaneously travel in different directions along the route for the first time.

Research project to develop 85-year weather forecast

31-Jul-2015 | By

An hourly weather pattern for the next 85 years is to be created to further understanding of how building designs interact with different conditions.


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