Chinese official asks Japan’s Deputy PM to take a sip of Fukushima treated water

The call follows the Japanese Government’s decision to release more than one million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean

Aquafin signs new €100m EU loan to finance wastewater treatment

The funds will be used to continue the expansion of wastewater collection and treatment in Flanders – currently, more than 85% of all wastewater in the region is collected and treated

Ofwat announces £40m Water Breakthrough Challenge

It will open on 6th May 2021 and aims to encourage collaborative and innovative initiatives that help tackle the biggest challenges facing the water and wastewater services

Yorkshire Water and Biffa partner to recycle and reuse grit

Around 6,300 tonnes of grit, produced at water treatment works, have been processed into reusable material since April 2019

US wastewater plant turns biogas into RNG vehicle fuel

The project is forecast to produce the equivalent of about 3.8 million litres of petrol every year

Yorkshire Water uses AI and IoT to reduce wastewater pollution

It has teamed up with the University of Sheffield and Siemens Digital Industries to develop an innovative blockage predictor solution, which identifies problems in the network quickly

‘Australia’s first’ biomethane-to-gas project launched

Wastewater from Sydney’s Malabar treatment plant will be used to generate biomethane

Noble Foods pays £50k for polluting stream with wastewater

The money has been given to the Lincolnshire Rivers Trust to fund environmental improvements following an investigation by the Environment Agency

NI Water warns it is ‘sinking’ due to ‘chronic underfunding’

The utility warns the country’s failing wastewater infrastructure is unable to take new connections from new homes and businesses, leading to inadequate environmental protection through increased sewer flooding and pollution

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