Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT January 2019

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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The Water Regulation Advisory Scheme (WRAS) has appointed Sean Hogan as its new chairman, replacing Stephen Kay. Hogan brings extensive experience in the water industry, having served as chairman of the board of NI Water from 2011 to 2015. His other leadership roles include his time as chairman of Agri Food & Bio Science Institute. Water Resources in the South East (WRSE) has appointed two senior directors. Meyrick Gough has been named technical planning director to lead the work to scope the components of the regional plan and its delivery, while Trevor Bishop (pictured) will become organisational development director, providing strategic direction and leading on engagement. Portsmouth Water has appointed Bob Taylor as CEO. Taylor joined the company as engineering director in November from South West Water, where he had worked as operations director for drinking water services. He had previously been managing director of Bournemouth Water, prior to its acquisition by South West Water in 2015. The Talk: January ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JANUARY 2019 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk NPS sets out need for infrastructure The Government has published its dra national policy statement (NPS) on water, setting out the need for the development of nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs) for water resources in England as well as providing planning guidance for those applying for NSIPs. It backs the National Infrastructure Commission's suggestion of a "twin-track approach" that includes "both demand management, for example leakage reduction and increased water efficiency measures, and new water supplies, such as reservoirs and water transfers". It also recommends that the South East's water companies work together more closely. Ofwat recommends fairer, faster, easier compensation Ofwat has recommended an overhaul of compensation arrangements for customers le off supply. The proposed changes would see compensation payments for household customers increase to £30 for every 12-hour period they are le off supply and be paid automatically. At present, the Guaranteed Standards Scheme entitles household customers to £20 a er 12 hours without supply and a further £10 for every additional 24 hours they do not have water. Scottish group to work on water management A new partnership to enhance water management across Edinburgh and the Lothians has been launched. Scottish Water, Scottish Government, SEPA and local authorities across the region have joined forces to plan for future growth and changes in climate that impact on how the area's wastewater and surface water is processed. The new partnership will work together to find innovative and effective ways to tackle rainwater management, flooding, flood risk and growth that will impact the areas infrastructure.

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