Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT May 2019

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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4 | MAY 2019 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Anglian Water has appointed Steve Buck as its new Chief Financial Offi cer. Buck, who is currently working as Group Head of Finance and Transformation at Centrica, will join the water company in June 2019. He will work alongside current fi nancial director Scott Longhurst, in advance of the latter's departure later this year. Urban drainage expert Elliot Gill has joined Stantec's consultancy business in the UK as technical director in support of its accelerated growth within the water sector. Gill was previously a divisional director at Jacobs, providing technical direction to projects and business development activities in Europe and globally. The Talk: May ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES United Utilities lit up its two landmark gasholders at Davyhulme WwTW with green light last month as part of a public campaign to raise awareness of green energy tariff s. Southern joins EU resource project Southern Water has joined forces with several European companies as part of a multi- million pound project to focus on harnessing energy from its wastewater treatment works. As part of the New Energy and Resources from Urban Sanitation (NEREUS) project, which involves eight partners and a total of €8 million of EU funding from the Interreg 2 Seas Regional Development Fund, Southern Water will also be expanding its understanding of recovering nutrients from its treatment works. This project is also part of Southern Water's own Bluewave Innovation Programme, aiming to fi nd new ways to increase customer value while protecting the environment. YW pays £200k following pollution Yorkshire Water has agreed to pay £200,000 to an environmental charity to resolve an investigation into a sewage pollution incident which took place near Doncaster in 2015. The money will be paid to the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust as part of an Enforcement Undertaking secured by the Environment Agency. The settlement was off ered to the Environment Agency a er the company admitted causing sewage to enter the Pissy Beds Drain near Hatfi eld Colliery, a tributary of the River Trent, in September 2015. World Innovation Fund launched Water companies including Severn Trent and United Utilities are joining forces to form the World Water Innovation Fund, which aims to fi nd, develop and accelerate the ground- breaking technologies that will make a real diff erence to peoples' lives across the world. The ambitious multi- million-pound fund sees the two UK companies, three from the Americas and fi ve from Australia commit resources to a central fund that will then be used to develop innovation. TURNING GREEN Tony Juniper CBE has been appointed as the new Chair of Natural England. Juniper, who is currently Executive Director for Advocacy and Campaigns at WWF-UK and President of Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts, began his career working as an ornithologist and for many years worked with Friends of the Earth.

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