Plans to create the world’s first carbon neutral waste treatment works in Staffordshire, with investment from Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, Horizon Europe and Severn Trent World-leading ‘net-zero hub’ will be home to new innovations and technologies to reduce and remove operational emissions, following collaboration with water companies around the world Project has the potential to cut […]

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In a UK first, the Environment Agency, BAM Nuttall, Arup and Tarmac have successfully trialled the use of two low carbon concrete mixes for works at the Hexham Flood Alleviation Scheme. The low-carbon concrete has been used across 3 panels, totalling 27 metres of the £6.5 million Hexham flood defences as part of a plan […]

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Living well doesn’t have to cost the earth, or lives. Imagine a future where you are healthier, communities thrive, there’s better air quality and nature flourishes. CIWEM has published an advice note for members on how various changes in everyday life can achieve different emissions reductions. In as little as 11 minutes discover how you can do […]

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An update to PAS2080 has been launched update by the British Standards Institute (BSI) on managing and reducing carbon in the built environment. The standard has an expanded scope, a new emphasis on whole life carbon, and stronger alignment with the transition to a net zero carbon economy by 2050. The built environment contributes around […]

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The government has announced that the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to be broken up as part of Rishi Sunak’s Cabinet reshuffle. The prime minister has unveiled a new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, which will be led by Grant Shapps, previously the BEIS secretary. This could help prioritise […]

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A pioneering global partnership of three major water companies was launched at the World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen last week, setting out a mission to forge the next generation of sustainable wastewater management for customers, while reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. Danish company Aarhus Vand, Australian water corporation Melbourne Water, and […]

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Emission-cutting innovations from three global technology leaders are being accelerated through the UK water sector, thanks to new collaborative platform Spring. Technologies from Siemens, Xylem and Cobalt Water Global are being mobilised through a collaboration of 10 water companies, as part of the first Spring Accelerator challenge. Spring is dedicated to water sector transformation through innovation and […]

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