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WWT December 2017

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South West Water (SWW) has become the first water company in the UK to appoint a dedicated Invasive Non Native Species Ecologist. Kate Hills, who has worked for South West Water as an ecologist and environmental planner since 2008 and has had a long interest in non-UK invasive species, took up her new post this month. Ofwat has confirmed that David Black has been appointed an executive member of its Board. Black has been Ofwat's Senior Director, Water 2020 since 2016 and is part of the lead- ership team for the 2019 price review. His appoint- ment to the executive board follows the departure of Richard Khaldi who le for a new post in May 2017. Dale Evans, managing direc- tor of Anglian Water's @one Alliance, has been named as the new chair of the Infrastructure Client Group (ICG). He replaces outgoing chair An- drew Mitchell, chief execu- tive of Tideway, who steps down a er four years. Jim Crawford, managing director of HS2 Phase One, will be vice-Chair of the ICG. The Talk: December ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | DECEMBER 2017 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Irish Water to draw up first national resource plan Irish Water has launched a consultation on plans to produce its first ever National Water Resources Plan (NWRP) which will aim to ensure reliable and sustainable water supplies for the next 25 years. The NWRP will outline how Irish Water intends to maintain the balance between supply from water sources around Ireland and demand for its drinking water over the short, medium and long-term, in order to prepare for the future and assist economic and population growth. Severn Trent in leak satellite trial Severn Trent Water has embarked on a trial to detect leaks from space to help achieve its target of reducing leakage levels by 15%. The company is working with Rezatec, which analyses different types of satellite data and imagery to monitor changes in the landscape near to the pipe. This includes changes to the vegetation, water content in soil, water accumulation and sub- centimetre ground movement all of which help to identify potential leakage. It is also working with Utilis, which uses a Japanese satellite to pick up a signature of longwave radiation of chlorine in water, and can detect this leaking into the ground. New trade association for concrete drainage Two trade associations that represent manufacturers in the precast concrete drainage industry have merged to form a new organisation, the British Precast Drainage Association. The new body is the result of the integration of the Concrete Pipeline Systems Association (CPSA) and the Box Culvert Association (BCA), and it will take its place as one of the specialist groups within the British Precast Concrete Federation.

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