• PODCAST | Sustainability in the Water Industry Supply Chain: Episode 3

    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    In this, the third episode of the Sustainability in the Water Industry Supply Chain Podcast, we ask our industry panel from Anglian Water, Skanska, Saint- Gobain PAM, Achilles and the Knowledge Transfer Network to consider how innovation can make a difference to sustainability.

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  • PODCAST | Sustainability in the Water Industry Supply Chain: Episode 2

    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    In the second episode of the seven podcast-series, the panel is asked how they measure sustainability – both their own , and that of their supply chain.

    Dave Spencer is facilitating; Peter Scanlon, Sustainability Manager for Skanska; Tom Moody, Supply Chain Manager for Anglian Water; Paul Thompson, Marketing and Product Manager for Saint-Gobain PAM UK; Tom Grand, Regional Director in the UK for Achilles Information Ltd; Jonathan Abra from the Knowledge Transfer Network.

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  • BIM – When What You See is Not What You Get

    Posted on by Bogdan Pop

    “The problem with BIM is that it is only as good as the data that you use. To get it right the supply chain needs to collaborate so that the manufacturer produces both accurate and the right amount of information from their BIM libraries.” This according to Bogdan Pop, Principal Public Health Engineer for Hoare Lea.

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  • Vlog: Engage The Supply Chain To Drive Sustainability In UK Water

    Peter Scanlon Skanska Sustainability Manager
    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    Peter Scanlon, Sustainability Manager at Skanska, talks about the importance of engaging with the supply chain when driving sustainability initiatives within the water industry, and best practices for doing so.

    This interview followed Peter’s participation in an industry-wide discussion exploring how to achieve sustainability through the supply chain.

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  • The double-edged sword of £23bn investment in infrastructure

    Tom Grand Headshot Achilles Risk Management
    Posted on by Tom Grand

    Tom Grand, Regional Director in the UKI for Achilles, a leading supplier of risk management services, explores the risk and opportunity for the utilities sector, in a complex political climate.

    It’s not every day that a £23bn in new infrastructure could be viewed as a ‘double-edged sword’, but that’s the exact situation facing the utilities sector. Because the potential ‘bonanza’ of opportunities unveiled by chancellor Philip Hammond in his Autumn statement also brings a higher level of risk for contractors seeking a share of the prize.

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  • Listen to the customer; listen to the supply chain

    Posted on by Mark Esling

    Mark Esling, Chartered Marketer and Business Development Director at Saint-Gobain PAM UK, looks at the key findings of the ‘fascinating’ Pan-European marketing project that revealed valuable customer insight into the construction industry supply chain.

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  • Is This The Toughest Challenge Yet For UK Water Companies?

    Industrial Water Pipes
    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    2015 was a key year for the water industry, as we moved into the sixth asset management period (AMP6). The new AMP phase poses possibly the biggest challenge yet for UK water companies, in terms of maximising performance and reducing the cost of delivering services. We explore why, on Watershed Issues:

    An integral part of the asset management period process is the business plans review, whereby Ofwat considers the costs that each water company puts forward and assesses them against what they considered to be the most efficient cost for delivering the service.

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