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

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It will replace its outdated biosolids digester facilities with modern, efficient technologies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