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Embedding whole life costing in the water industry

How can the water industry optimise process performance and minimise cost? In the management of water and wastewater assets, embedding Whole Life Costing (WLC) principles in everything from...

22 July 2016

News & Opinion

The ten steps to totex

Finding solutions that can repair the disconnects between capital expenditure (capex) and operational expenditure (opex) and between operators’ intentions and the reality of running a wastewater...

8 June 2016

News & Opinion

Grit removal - a totex opportunity

A good model by which the water industry can test the total expenditure (totex) model is the process of grit removal in wastewater treatment. By removing more, and finer, grit at the inlet works,...

31 May 2016

News & Opinion
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The Whole Life Disconnect

Is the UK water industry making sufficient progress towards its goal of embedding Whole Life Costing into its procurement, contracting and operating processes? As I've written before, in order to...

21 April 2016

News & Opinion
WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey

WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey

The WaterBriefing AMP6 & Totex Survey WaterBriefing has launched the first of a series of surveys looking at key operational and strategic issues during the UK water industry's Asset...

30 March 2016

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Finding our way through the FOG

Fats, oils and greases (FOG) in the sewer network are like excess cholesterol in the human body. We understand by now the need to reduce the amount of cholesterol in our diets, but why don’t we...

24 February 2016

News & Opinion
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Microbeads: capture is not the real issue

Microbeads - a global environmental issue The media has been full of the dangers of microbeads over the past few months, and the environmental issue has led to a ban on microbeads in the United...

18 January 2016

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