Water Monitoring

Predicting a crisis before it happens: Sensors in the water network

The UK has recently experienced a heatwave – London, for example, had the longest stretch of hot weather in almost 60 years. With an increase in temperature, there is an increase in demand for tap water. One area which is affected is the South West Water network, with water shortages …

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Testing waste water to find COVID-19

In July 2020, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology announced a standardised UK system for detecting coronavirus in wastewater, to provide an early warning of future outbreaks, reducing the reliance of testing large populations. Sewage surveillance is one of the most promising methods to identify hotspots. The virus can be detected …

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PermaNET+ helps to maintain supply to London’s NHS Nightingale Hospital

HWM has supported the fight against COVID-19 by providing the smart technology that helped Thames Water plug a hidden leak that could have affected supplies to a specialist coronavirus hospital. With the deployment of GPRS and new NBIoT (Narrow Band Internet of Things) acoustic loggers, tiny microphones  attached to pipes …

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Sensors in the water and wastewater industries: A $2bn market by 2030

In the next decade, digital water technologies will be the next big innovation. With an industry predicted to be over $2Bn in 2030, this is a wide-reaching opportunity for many and a market which has a global impact. In order to create an efficient and optimised system, water and wastewater networks must …

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COMlog 2 measures rainfall events for waste water specialists, OnSite

To ensure sewer systems are operating effectively, and to reduce the risks of blockages, water companies often carry out flow surveys within their networks. A flow survey will indicate how the sewer is performing day-to- day, as well as how it copes with the added water from rainfall events. During …

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OTT wins national water level sensors contract

Following a competitive tendering process, the Environment Agency has awarded OTT Hydrometry with a national contract to supply submersible pressure sensors to be used in water level measurement applications associated with surface water, groundwater and tidal water monitoring. The contract is part of a joint procurement exercise with SEPA (Scottish …

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Wastewater test could provide early warning of COVID-19

Researchers at Cranfield University are working on a new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) approach could provide an effective and rapid way to predict the potential spread of novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) by picking up on biomarkers in …

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Lifetime opportunity at the Etihad

As a supplier of remote water quality monitoring systems, Meteor Communications was recently invited to speak at a Xylem event in Manchester City’s Etihad stadium. With an ‘Opportunity of a lifetime’ theme, the event invited participants to utilise the power of technology and expertise to achieve water security and sustainability. …

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Measuring rainfall events for a waste water specialist

To ensure sewer systems are operating effectively, and to reduce the risks of blockages, water companies often carry out flow surveys within their networks. A flow survey will indicate how the sewer is performing day-to- day, as well as how it copes with the added water from rainfall events. During …

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Total organic carbon content for assessing water quality

Methods for checking water quality are an incredibly important part of the many processes involved in ensuring we have access to safe drinking water. However, as contaminants can come from many different sources, finding a general solution for contaminant identification and removal can be difficult. Purification processes for water treatment …

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