Iran announces raft of new power and water projects amid coronavirus crisis

They will make up a proportion of 38 new projects, worth £342m, to be developed across 15 provinces in the next three months

Welsh Water hopes to make a splash with £440k annual savings

It has signed a three-year contract with Veolia, which is assisting the water company with identifying, delivering and maintaining cost savings

South West Water fined £50k for sewage breaches

The incidents took place at its sewage treatment plants in Salcombe and Dartmouth between 2015 and 2016.

UK Coal Authority turns to solar power

The Coal Authority is installing solar panels across its estate of 75 mine water treatment sites. It manages the effects of past coal mining, including subsidence damage claims which are not the responsibility of licensed coal mine operators and mine water pollution. It is a non-departmental public body within the UK’s Department for Business, Energy […]

Scottish Water banks on solar to cut energy costs

Scottish Water has installed 1,000 solar panels at a major water treatment works in Scotland. The project is expected to generate 0.2GWh of electricity every year, providing a quarter of the energy required at Marchbank Water Treatment Works which serves 68,000 properties in Edinburgh and parts of West Lothian. The treatment plant currently produces 40 mega litres […]

US awards $9m to improve water quality

The US Government has awarded grants worth $9 million (£5.5m) in total for innovative and sustainable ways to improve water quality. Four research organisations have won a share of the fund to improve existing water infrastructure, including looking into problems of ageing wastewater collection and treatment systems. Gina McCarthy, US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator […]

Scottish Water fined £10,000 for acid and waste spillages

Scottish Water has been fined £10,000 for pollution at two water treatment plants following acid and waste spillages. It pleaded guilty to the two incidents in Clackmannanshire, Scotland in 2011 – one at Glendevon Water Treatment Plant when sulphuric acid spilled into Castlehill Reservoir and the River Devon following a leak from a tank. The […]

Indian city’s first solar water treatment plant

India’s capital city has had its first solar-powered water treatment plant installed. Operated by Social Awareness, Newer Alternatives (SANA), a non-governmental organisation, the facility which cost around $45,000 (£28,000) has been installed at a Government school in New Delhi to help under-privileged students. Reports claim the pilot plant is expected to produce 5,000 litres of […]

Defra offers prize fund for climate change adaptation

British scientists could win £100,000 to develop their designs to protect the UK’s transport links, power stations, water treatment plants and wi-fi networks against the threats of climate change. Defra is offering a total prize fund of £400,000 to four winners in a new competition launched by Environment Minister Lord Taylor of Holbeach today. Lord Taylor said: […]

Anglian Water plans new £44m reservoir

Anglian Water has won planning permission for a new £44 million reservoir and water treatment works near to Newton-on-Trent, Lincolnshire. Building will take place over the next couple of years, says the firm. A new pumping station will take water from the River Trent into a 20-acre storage reservoir which will hold around 230 million litres […]