- The Flood Expo 2019 Trade Shows & Conferences
Sobye Trial Success
The ‘Sobye’ self-cleaning belt filter from Jacopa’s Swedish manufacturing partner, Nordic Water provides an automatic, compact solution for primary treatment to replace settlement tanks. The filter has recently undergone extremely successful trials at a unique Scottish Water test facility demonstrating excellent process performance and proving the effectiveness of the system.
Groundbreaking SuDS Material Tackles Highway Metals Pollution
A groundbreaking new sustainable drainage material has addressed the challenge of removing toxic heavy metals pollution from highway runoff with a versatile solution that will be simple for highways authorities to incorporate into roadside schemes, writes SDS Market Development Manager, Jo Bradley.
Health & safety
Casella launches intrinsically safe low flow pump for chemical exposure monitoring
Casella, air sampling, noise and vibration specialist, has launched its advanced and lightweight low flow pump, the VAPex Pro. The elite low flow pump is the ideal solution for seamless reporting on employee's levels of chemical exposure, saving occupational hygienists' crucial time in their working day.
The European Union's efforts to create and maintain clean and healthy bathing water began forty years ago when the first Bathing Water Directive was issued. The annual bathing water report published this month throws a spotlight on the the value of the legislation and the years of investment in waste water infrastructure and other pollution reduction measures.
Suffolk based Greene King, now the UK's largest pub retailer and brewer, has made a £900,000 cost reduction with a water consumption saving equivalent to 304 million pints.
Auto Windscreens expects to save 8.3 million litres of water and around £80k a year by ditching the traditional carwash in favour of Eco Touch's Waterless Car Wash to keep its fleet looking pristine.
A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in Kenya is to benefit from a cash legacy of Sue White, a former Professor at Cranfield University, and Leicestershire based aerial mapping company Bluesky who will provide financial and technical support for the Cranfield PhD project to improve water resource management. Long-term reforestation and sustainable agriculture will be supported with inspiring methods that can be used in other regions.
Fracking's status and risks to the water environment have been reviewed from developments over the last two years by the authoritative Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) - with the main risk seen as the management of flowback and spills of returned water.
A study of 1,101 UK adults has highlight the nation's bad flushing habits, and the worst cities for them. Birmingham came out on top, with 87% flushing items deemed unsuitable for drainage systems, including 42% swilling sewer clogging fats, oils and greases down the plughole, while Edinburgh flushed the most dental floss. Although Glasgow has the best British record when it comes to looking after their plumbing, 22% of its citizens flush cigarette butts down the toilet.
An unconventional flood defence technology that holds back river water in the hills above low-lying towns and cities could help prevent future misery as climate change makes severe and intense events more likely, say engineering technology experts.
Environmental campaign group WWF UK are urging UK businesses to face up to their responsibility in the global water crisis, because nearly half of UK imports are from countries with a high risk of water scarcity.
Eco-innovation funding is up for grabs for business and organisations looking to upgrade their laundry equipment and drastically reduce its water, energy and detergent use, by using a proven pioneering technology.
A plumber from Essex who invented a water saving toilet block device has agreed deals with Home Bargains and Aqualogic to secure nationwide distribution for the environmentally friendly product.