Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT July 2019

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Smart networks and leakage reduction expert Damian Crawford has joined Stantec. Crawford, who previously worked for Thames Water and SES Water, will support the further growth of Stantec's strategic consulting services for water companies through holistic solutions to network and leakage management, and intelligent investment in water networks. Costain has announced that Dr Maxine Mayhew will take on the role of managing director of its natural resources division. Mayhew, who will be responsible for the water, energy and defence sectors as well as Costain's consultancy proposition, joined the business in 2017 and previously held the positions of water sector director and group capability director. MOSL, the market operator for the water retail market in England, has appointed Sarah McMath as its new chief executive. McMath worked with Thames Water for over 24 years in a wide variety of roles, initially as a research scientist in the innovation team and most recently as managing director of strategic planning. The Talk: July ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | JULY 2019 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk South West Water and South West Lakes Trust have installed a six-foot wooden sculpture of an American signal crayfish at Roadford reservoir to remind recreational water users at the site to carry out biosecurity measures to prevent the invasive non-native species Robertson leaves Thames Water Steve Robertson has le his role as CEO at Thames Water, with Ian Marchant serving as interim executive chairman until a replacement is appointed. Robertson, who was appointed in September 2016, undertook a transformation programme with an increased focus on customer satisfaction, improving incident response capabilities and expanding support for vulnerable families, while the company has invested more than £2 billion in the network to improve overall performance. However, the company's PR19 plan was one of four marked for significant scrutiny in January. Marchant said Robertson "has done a great job leading the company through significant change, putting the building blocks in place for its long-term success." Retailers not embracing wet wipe flush standard Major retailers are still stocking wet wipes marked as 'flushable' that do not meet the official UK water industry standard, according to research by the Marine Conservation Society. The marine conservation charity says own- brand 'flushable' wet wipes, which can be bought from 10 leading high street retailers and supermarkets, can't carry the 'Fine to Flush' logo, which denotes which wet wipes are safe to be flushed down the toilet. Thames Water to build first STW since 2005 Thames Water has announced that it is to build its first sewage works in 14 years. The new works will be built on brownfield land and replace the existing site which Guildford Borough Council will use for local housing. Steve Spencer, who became the company's new chief operating officer in June, said: "With the combination of climate change and population growth, modern facilities like the one planned for Guildford will help us meet future challenges across London and the Thames Valley head-on." SENDING A SIGNAL

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