Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT April 2018

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Water and wastewater process and engineering specialist FLI Water has announced Guy Forrest-Hay as the latest recruit to its team. Forrest- Hay, who has extensive experience of the technical and commercial aspects of the water sector, joins its business development team to focus on municipal and industrial markets. The Eric Wright Group has promoted Neal Whittle to the role of managing director of Eric Wright Water, continuing to build on the success of the £45 million firm as a leading water sector contractor. The promotion follows a move to separate the commercial interests of Eric Wright Water from Eric Wright Group's civil engineering business. Affinity Water has announced that Pauline Walsh has been appointed as its new chief executive officer. Walsh, who joins the business from National Grid, will also be appointed as a director. She is due to take up the role by the end of April, when Simon Cocks will step down as CEO. Cocks will remain a non-executive director at Affinity Water. The Talk: April ROUND UP PEOPLE MOVES 4 | APRIL 2018 | WWT | www.wwtonline.co.uk Ofwat holds review into supply issues caused by weather Ofwat has announced a review as the result of the water supply issues experienced by customers across England and Wales during the severe weather conditions earlier this year. Water companies had to urge customers to limit usage a er the sub-zero temperatures and subsequent rapid thaw led to a spate of bursts and leaks, and Ofwat chief executive Rachel Fletcher said several "appear to have fallen well short" in their preparations for the weather. Yorkshire Water eyes 'new answers' with data release Yorkshire Water is planning to release the majority of its operational and service data by 2020, with director Richard Emmott saying he is hopeful it will open the door to innovative solutions. "We set out some very ambitious targets to reduce leakage by 40 per cent by 2025," Emmott told WWT. "To get to that target we needed some new answers. We thought it might be good to throw our leakage data open to see whether people, such as data analysts, might see some trends that we hadn't seen." Infrastructure investor acquires Portsmouth Water Portsmouth Water has been acquired by infrastructure investment manager Ancala Partners for an undisclosed figure. Ancala said the investment will allow Portsmouth Water to pursue growth opportunities, which could include investments to "utilise the company's privileged water resource position for the benefit of both Portsmouth Water customers and neighbouring areas through the provision of bulk supplies".

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