Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT March 2019

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Yorkshire Water has promoted Ben Roche to Director of Wastewater Services. Roche, who has worked at the utility for 16 years, has performed various roles within YW's wastewater and energy departments over the years, with his most recent post being Head of Energy and Recycling Operations which he has held since 2013. Thames Water has appointed David Waboso CBE (pictured) and John Morea as non-executive directors. Waboso retires from Network Rail, where he is currently Digital Railway managing director, this month. Morea has more than 30 years' experience in the utility sector, including 10 years as CEO of Scotia Gas Networks Limited (SGN). Stantec has appointed Chris Mooij as strategic technical consultant for water to support its growth within the UK water sector. Prior to joining Stantec, Mooij was an executive director at Intertek Energy and Water Consulting Services, with a career focus on high value environmental engineering consultancy for the water industry. The Talk: March ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | MARCH 2019 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Gove tells companies to step up on PR19 plans Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said water companies need to show more ambition if they are to protect the private model. Ofwat revealed its initial assessments of the PR19 business plans on 31 January and only three companies achieved fast-track status, with none marked exceptional. "I have been clear that the private water model can deliver the best outcomes for customers and environment at the best value price – when it is underpinned by strong regulation and companies working harder in the public interest, not just in the interest of shareholders," Gove said. "I fully expect the revised plans to be more ambitious in delivering for customers and the environment." Thames launches retailer incentives Water retailers will receive cash boosts if they encourage business customers to be more water efficient in an industry- first scheme launched by Thames Water. The pilot programme offers financial incentives to retailers that deliver measurable savings with their customers across water-stressed London and the Thames Valley. The initiative will run until March 2020, and businesses that reduce their usage will not only save on their water bill but help protect resources and showcase their sustainability credentials. Utilities CEOs in inclusion pledge CEOs from 32 of the country's energy and utilities employers have launched a long-term sector inclusion commitment to attract diverse talent into the industry and better reflect the communities they serve. The Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership, led by sector employers, recognised in its 'Workforce Renewal and Skills Strategy: 2020' that its current workforce fails to represent customers, and collaboration is needed to attract, recruit and retain more diverse talent.

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