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A dry look at the UK’s scarcity Vol 19, Issue 8 (August 2018)

Progress on reducing leaks in the UK has stalled. The regulator needs to step up if it is to meet its targets, says David Lloyd Owen.

Profit declines mar UK water groups’ results Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

All but one of the unlisted UK water and sewerage groups reported lower operating profits in 2017/18. What went wrong?

Fibre Sensing Technology by Nuron Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

London, UK-based Nuron has developed continuous in-pipe sewer monitoring using fibre optics that also offers in-built networking opportunities. The solution detects potential blockages, infiltration or sewer collapse by analysing information from optical fibre sensors that are installed in the sewer network. The company deploys these optical fibre sensors housed within a sensor containment system.

The solution involves thousands of short laser pulses being injected into the fibre network from an optical interrogator box, with some of the light being backscattered by imperfections in the fibre.

Understanding Arjun Infrastructure Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

The firm now manages stakes in two UK water companies. Where can it go from here?

South Staffs to grow non-regulated business Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

The UK water group’s new majority owner is committed to growing its services arm. International expansion is a more distant prospect.

Profit declines mar UK water groups’ results Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

All but one of the unlisted UK water and sewerage groups reported lower operating profits in 2017/18. What went wrong?

Blockchain asks the question Vol 19, Issue 7 (July 2018)

Utilities who can’t – or won’t – share data are part of the problem holding back the digital revolution in water, says David Lloyd Owen.

Poileataigs translated Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

  • Three UK water companies have bowed to political pressure and moved to close financing subsidiaries based in the Cayman Islands. Although the move will...
  • The English water companies have also begun to report their full-year results – and there is clear evidence that performance- based fines imposed by...
  • As Argentina negotiates its $50 billion IMF bail-out, President Mauricio Macri moved to veto a water tariff cut proposed by...
  • Egypt’s water minister has been promoted to prime minister, and moved quickly to introduce...
  • Spain’s new socialist minority government is under pressure from the irrigation lobby to build more desalination plants. Meanwhile, the European Commission is proposing...
  • Meanwhile, President Trump’s proposals for tariffs on steel and aluminium are creating difficulties for...

Moody’s warns over regulatory divergence Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

Ofwat’s suggestion that UK water companies share financial outperformance with customers could weaken the sector’s credit quality.

UK water sector severs its ties with the Cayman Islands Vol 19, Issue 6 (June 2018)

The removal of Cayman Islands financing vehicles from UK water company structures looks like a colossal waste of billpayers’ cash.