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Water and sewerage company performance on pollution hits new low

Latest annual Environmental Performance Assessment shows environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies has declined. The Environment Agency has released its annual report on the environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies. The report shows that overall in 2021, the performance of the companies fell to the lowest level we have…

Sewage in water: a growing public health problem

“After the Environment Agency required the water industry to install monitors on overflows, data shows that their use is now not exceptional. In some cases, up to 200 discharges a year are occurring. This is obviously unacceptable on public health grounds. Whilst zero discharges are technically achievable the cost of this may not be justified;…

Welcome to the July edition of our eNewsletter

At Learning & Development Associates (L&DA) we strive on listening closely to the needs of the water sector to provide advice, direction and intervention through our network of like-minded and experienced senior professionals. Our eNewsletters aim to keep you informed of key news and crucial subjects that may impact your organisation, as well as helpful…

L&DA eNewsletter – April 2022

Welcome to the latest edition of our eNewsletter At Learning & Development Associates (L&DA) we strive on listening closely to the needs of the water sector to provide advice, direction and intervention through our network of like-minded and experienced senior professionals. Our eNewsletters aim to keep you informed of key news and crucial subjects that…

Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Thames Water, Wessex Water and Yorkshire Water set to be probed

The water industry watchdog has launched an investigation into five firms over “serious concerns” about how they manage wastewater treatment.  Ofwat said Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Thames Water, Wessex Water and Yorkshire Water were set to be probed. The regulator said it followed data in December that “suggested widespread shortcomings in how water companies were…

UK’S only higher-level qualification in developer services management sees first qualified students

Training provider and developers of the UK’s first foundation degree level qualification in Developer Services Management, Learning & Development Associates, have successfully delivered the new qualification to its first learners from UK Power Solutions. In January 2021, Learning &Development Associates (L&DA) launched the UK’s first higher-level qualification in Developer Services Management, led by the organisation’s…

Water: Myths, Facts and Inconvenient Truths

Below is an extract from a speech by Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, World Water Tech Innovation Summit, 22 February 2022. The full text can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/water-myths-facts-and-inconvenient-truths Improving water quality isn’t the only or even the biggest problem we face. The biggest long term threat to the environment, our…