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How to get UK water consumption to below 50 l/p/d

A new report produced for Ofwat has concluded that it is possible to reduce average per capita consumption (PCC) in the UK to 50-70 litres per day by 2065, “without a reduction in the level of utility of quality of water use”.

The document’s author, Artesia Consulting, wisely acknowledges that the most aggressive “deep reduction” scenario...

Spanish water revenues rise as results pick up pace

FCC Aqualia today reported a 5.8% rise in revenue to €244.9 million in the first quarter of 2018. The additional sales were generated by its Czech SmVaK water distribution business, by the El Alamein desalination plant which is under construction in Egypt, and by new wastewater O&M contracts in Burgos, Madrid and La Rioja, Spain.

Meanwhile, Aqualia’s...

ImagineH2O to reward smart urban water management

Water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O has launched its 2018 Urban Water Scarcity Challenge by inviting eligible start-ups to apply for up to $1 million of cash awards and investment by 2nd July.

The theme is resilient drinking water solutions for fast-growing cities, and entrants with scaleable solutions in three key areas will be eligible to apply.

The...

Rockland County, NY studies wastewater consolidation

The consolidation theme in the US water sector received fresh momentum this week with the release of a request for proposals seeking consultancy services in relation to the potential consolidation of municipal sewer service providers in Rockland County, NY.

Five publicly owned service providers representing wastewater treatment design capacity of 46.2MGD (175,000m3/d)...

Veolia shines after sixth straight quarter of growth

Veolia shares outperformed a flat CAC40 index today on the back of an encouraging set of first-quarter results that saw revenues grow by 7% at constant exchange rates to €6.4 billion, while EBITDA rose by 5.3% to €876 million.

Topline growth was particularly impressive in Latin America (up 22.5% due to contract wins and price increases), Asia (up 21.1% on the...

Abu Dhabi looks into stormwater aquifer recharge

The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is investigating the possibility of using stormwater runoff to inject water into coastal aquifers, while at the same time countering the risks of flooding in the city.

The municipality is in talks with the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD) over the issue, with the city’s drainage collection network set for major investment...