BlackBerry dials in to net zero and invests in clean water tech

The firm’s journey towards carbon-neutrality includes closed-loop and water infrastructure commitments

‘Wastewater could help locate new infection hotspots for Covid-19’, says research

With the UK gradually easing lockdown restrictions, researchers say wastewater management could help prevent a second wave of the novel coronavirus

Thames Water reports ’40kg mass of wet wipes pulled from sewer’ as blockages spike

The UK’s largest water and wastewater company warns there has been a 20% increase in blockages during coronavirus lockdown

Wastewater-heated greenhouses ‘nearly as big as Vatican City’ to be built in East Anglia

Collectively, the sites could ‘create over 8000 new jobs and increase the UK’s clean heat output by almost 3TWh per year’

EU agrees minimum requirements for water reuse in agriculture

The Commission says the practice of water reuse is currently established in only a few member states and it is deployed ‘much below its potential’

New £6m district heating network fired up in Stirling

The facility is expected to save around 381 tonnes of carbon a year – equivalent to 1.5 million miles driven in an average petrol car

Southern Water faces record £126m penalty over ‘shocking’ sewage failures

The Environment Agency has launched a criminal investigation into the case

Italy taken to EU Court over air pollution and wastewater failings

The nitrogen dioxide limit set out under EU legislation had to be met in 2010

EU funds €10m to upgrade wastewater systems in Hungary

The project is expected to benefit around 33,000 people

Yorkshire Water invests £30m in wastewater treatment plant

It will help the company produce more sludge – a by-product of wastewater treatment and the anaerobic digestion process produces biogas