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Wessex pipes

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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Mott MacDonald acquires water partner Bentley

18-Sep-2014 | By

Mott MacDonald has acquired its UK water industry design and build joint venture partner Bentley Holdings, including its subsidiary company JN Bentley.

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Fresh super sewer legal challenge threat

15-Sep-2014 | By Greg Pitcher

A major opponent of the Thames Tideway Tunnel is looking for support to launch a legal challenge against the £4bn scheme.

Dawn of a new era

Water shortages could hinder fracking

2-Sep-2014 | By

A shortage of fresh water could curtail the development of fracking for shale oil and gas in many parts of the world, according to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI).

Canal River Trust

Kier agrees £150M Canal & River Trust deal

2-Sep-2014 | By

Kier has signed a £25m-a-year contract with the Canal & River Trust to deliver engineering and construction works on the UK’s canal network.


Ofwat proposes 5% cut in water bills

29-Aug-2014 | By

Water bills are set to fall by around 5% in real terms between 2015 and 2020, under new draft proposals from Ofwat.


Plans submitted for Cambridgeshire new town

26-Aug-2014 | By

The Homes and Communities Agency has submitted plans for the next development phase of Northstowe new town, in Cambridgeshire.


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.


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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