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Water Production: Delivering new knowledge and skills in management

The Water Industry Journal reports: Increasing regulatory pressure and environmental challenges highlight a need for new knowledge and skills in the Management of Water Production. Learning & Development Associates (L&DA), a specialist provider of higher-level training for the Water and Environmental Industries, has successfully delivered their Level 5 Water Production course to learners from a…

Water levels at one of the UK’s largest reservoirs have dropped to just 20 PER CENT of its capacity amid fears of shortages this winter

On 16 October 2022 Mail Online reported: Water levels at Wimbleball Lake, on Exmoor in Somerset, have dropped to 20% Comes after England faced its driest summer since 1995 and sixth on record This time last year Wimbleball, which can store 21,000 megalitres, was 70% full South West Water expects continued pressure on reservoir levels…

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;…