Meteor Communications Ltd
Post pandemic environmental monitoring
Author: Matt Dibbs, Managing Director Meteor Communications Ltd
The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria.
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Awards & Standards
Yorkshire clean energy business scoops prestigious Institute of Physics award
FeTu, an Elland-based firm whose pioneering green-energy device has global potential to slash CO2 emissions by converting waste heat into electricity, has been awarded the prestigious Institute of Physics (IOP) Business Start-up Award for its ground-breaking technology.
Movers & Shakers
Water re-use firm's CSR cycle to work scheme results in donation to the SHIFT fund to Bike Worcester
Worcester based company Aquabio Ltd, specialising in industrial water re-use and anaerobic digestion, have donated the proceeds of their corporate social responsibility SHIFT scheme to Bike Worcester, a local volunteer group with the aim of supporting more people to choose bikes as a regular mode of transport.
A glass ceiling is still "looming over" women working across the water industry and despite some progress, the sector is being held back by exclusion, Ofwat chief executive Rachel Fletcher told a British Water conference.
A natural "leaky dams" flood management scheme, which was only installed in Tudeley Woods near Tunbridge Wells, Southern England in January this year, has functioned effectively during extreme weather conditions in Kent caused by Storms Ciara and Dennis which swept across the UK in February, according to the South East Rivers Trust (SERT). In partnership with local landowner The Hadlow Estate, the scheme has been introduced to protect properties in Five Oak Green, downstream of the Alder Stream catchment, from future flooding.
A vulnerable Cheshire stream polluted with toxic metals carried in runoff from the M56 motorway is the first to be protected by an innovative sustainable drainage material that could now be used to clean up hundreds of similar outfalls across the UK.
Best known for its work excavating the famous London Whitechapel fatberg, drainage firm Lanes Group plc has teamed up with a charity to help to raise funds and spread awareness of the correct way to dispose of sanitary products, an issue that's creating a huge problem in the nation's sewer system and waterways.
Fatbergs have inspired a pupil to write an unusual and heroic tale winning bronze in a national contest run by BBC Radio 2, and the formation of a new association to tackle fatberg via the correct use of kitchen grease traps.
SPIE UK has devised a river filtration engineering solution within Shell's below ground areas by the River Thames, helping lower the building's carbon footprint, whilst avoiding damaging protected river species such as endangered eels.
Putting leftover fat down the plughole could be a disastrous Christmas present for our seas, says marine charity the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) - as millions of households, restaurants and eateries prepare to serve up a festive roast on Christmas Day, the UK marine charity is warning people not to pour leftover cooking fats and oils down the sink, or flush wet wipes down the toilet.
Jo Bradley, Market Development Manager, SDS Limited, takes a look at a neglected issue..... Rainwater that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads, roofs and car parks can carry with it hazardous pollutants. Heavy storms pose not only a risk of flooding but the danger of delivering poisonous metals and hydrocarbons to sensitive rivers, streams and groundwaters.
A 'fit and forget' golf ball sized water monitoring device lets you know when 45 litres have been used so those who take long showers can realise the error of their ways!
90 per cent of England's flood plains no longer exist with the natural vegetation that slows floodwaters from entering villages and towns, a Co-op Insurance commissioned report by Salford University experts reveals.