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Ed Miliband

Labour vows to set up National Infrastructure Commission

7-Jul-2014 | By

Labour will establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission if the party is returned to power at the next General Election next year, party leader Ed Miliband has said.

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NAO Thames Tideway email angers Labour peer

1-Jul-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

Fresh controversy has hit Thames Water’s £4.1bn super sewer project, with a Labour peer threatening to make a formal complaint about the National Audit Office’s (NAO’s) handling of the project.

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Infrastructure policy needs more clarity

26-Jun-2014 | By

Ministers must set out clear, costed infrastructure spending targets and act decisively to set the best balance between taxation and user charges, says a key ICE report published today.

Water & environment features

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Water: A grid to integrate

8-Jul-2014 | By Paul Thompson

An ambitious project to help provide security of water supply to customers across five counties is underway in the West Country.

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Thames Water contractor uncovers WW2 air raid shelter

19-Aug-2014 | By

A contractor working for Thames Water has uncovered a forgotten air raid shelter in Tottenham, north London, during site investigation work.

Southern Water

MWH bags Southern Water AMP6 role

5-Aug-2014 | By

Southern Water has appointed MWH as its new strategic solutions partner for the AMP6 period.

Bristol Water

Kier wins £100M Bristol water deal

5-Aug-2014 | By

Kier has been appointed sole provider of Bristol Water’s £20M a year network maintenance services programme.

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Highways Agency trials wooden barriers to cut pollution

29-Jul-2014 | By

The Highways Agency has started the construction of two wooden air quality barriers on the M62 in Greater Manchester, with the aim of reducing pollution in the surrounding area.

North

New competition calls for northern infrastructure ideas

29-Jul-2014 | By

A new competition has been launched to identify infrastructure ideas for northern England.

Water

United launches another £60M AMP6 framework

22-Jul-2014 | By

United Utilities has launched another framework to run during the AMP6 asset management period.

Opinion

Richard Ratcliffe

Totally Totex – we need to think differently

8-Aug-2014 | By Richard Ratcliff

The water industry is not immune from the attention of government and regulator in the drive to get all utilities to deliver better value for their customers.

Richard Steel

Big thinking for flood prevention

28-Jul-2014 | By Richard Steel

The logic behind compulsory sustainable urban drainage systems (Suds) is clear: past generations of drainage engineers adopted the approach of trying to dispose of surface drainage as quickly as possible with rapid discharges to receiving river channels which cannot cope with the volumes.

Water

Infrastructure in 2014: Water industry now faces a sea change

The water industry is going through a major change in focus that will have a significant impact on water companies and the supply chain

Stuart Crisp

Infrastructure in 2014: Adopting a long term solution

How confident are you that your sustainable drainage system (SuDS) will be accepted by a SuDS Approving Body (SAB)?

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