San Francisco granted $699m for wastewater infrastructure upgrades

It will replace its outdated biosolids digester facilities with modern, efficient technologies

Global water market ‘to grow to $915bn by 2023’

It has been linked to high commodity and oil prices as well as major water quality and infrastructure plans

New US project to explore drilling wastewater reuse

The Environmental Protection Agency has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the State of New Mexico for the project

Coca-Cola granted self-supply retail water licence

It is the fourth company in England to be granted a licence to supply its own water and wastewater services since the business retail market opened last year

Southern Water being investigated by Ofwat

Ofwat is investigating Southern Water’s performance of its wastewater treatment sites and reporting of compliance information. It will look into whether the water company has breached its statutory duties and licence obligations. Ofwat stated: “We will conclude the investigation as quickly as we can to establish whether or not there has been any contravention and […]

UK-Malaysia bioelectricity project wins Newton Prize

A project that generates sustainable electricity from effluent waste processing has been awarded with the Newton Prize worth £112,000. UK and Malaysian researchers from the University of Cambridge and University of Malaya successfully developed an integrated microbial fuel cell prototype using tropical algae from wastewater. The project is expected to help meet the demands for […]

EU approves €222m for low carbon projects

The European Commission has approved an investment package of €222 million (£195m) for low carbon projects. A total of 139 new projects in 20 Member States will share funding for environment and climate action. Projects include testing an Italian prototype that could cost-effectively convert petrol cars into hybrid vehicles, creating bio-based products from wastewater sludge […]

Yorkshire Water to invest £300m this financial year

Yorkshire Water is to invest more than £300 million this financial year to improve water and wastewater infrastructure. Projects include a £20 million project at Langsett water treatment works and a £24 million scheme at Rivelin water treatment works, which is expected to be completed in Autumn 2018. In Barnsley, £20 million has been allocated […]

UK had largest number of polluting facilities in EU in 2015

The UK had the largest number of facilities releasing air and water pollution in Europe in 2015. According to the European Environment Agency, the UK had 14 facilities, followed by Germany with 7 and France and Poland with 5 each. Its analysis is based on latest data available for 2015, covering 35,000 facilities across Europe, […]

Glasweigan sewer pipes: unlikely energy saviour?

The heat hidden in sewer waste water could be used to warm Glasgow through the winter. That’s according to a Scottish Renewables report released today, which suggests the “enormous scale” of energy in the water could heat the city for more than four months each year. Around 921 million litres of sewage are flushed down […]