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WEBINAR - CSO's & WWTW'S Monitoring River Pollution Real-time under the New Environment Act 2021.
On 7th April 2022 Proteus held a Webinar, the first in series of 3 webinars on River Catchment Pollution & Monitoring.
The first Webinar talked about CSOS & WWTWS Monitoring River pollution in real-time under the new Environment Act 2021.
Proteus represents a break-through disruptive technology that can change our whole perception of organic load monitoring. It has the power to touch all our lives but will only happen if innovation is allowed to flourish; that means being open minded and believing that there are better and more meaningful ways to monitor parameters such as BOD5 and coliforms.
At Proteus we believe the tide is turning and that Proteus will be pivotal in helping the world to protect its people, its resources, and its environments. We are actively working with organisations such as the UN, World Bank, Water Companies, Environmental Regulators, Innovation Facilitators, and our distributors to spread the world.
The series has three webinars, each covering a different aspect of pollution monitoring, this is the first in the series.
The past few months have been interesting for those involved in UK water infrastructure and environmental protection. November 2021 saw the ratification of the Environment Act into UK law, a bill that was first introduced into the House of Commons two years prior. At just over 300 pages long, the act was comprehensive, designed to cover a wide range of legislation concerning storm overflows, biodiversity gains, nature recovery strategies, waste management and air pollution.
In particular, water quality was a large focus of the 2021 Environment Act which resulted in some legislation that has the capacity to make a much-needed positive impact on water quality in England. One of the main considerations was the greatly increased emphasis on reliable, real-time monitoring for water quality parameters, especially for areas at higher risk of pollution episodes including upstream and downstream of 18000 CSOs in England & Wales. If you add WWTW final effluent monitoring points that's another 20,000 monitoring points and 56,000 in total!
In a first for the UK, Proteus Instruments and its partners will be presenting a series of webinars exploring the current situation and how Proteus aims to provide the 'silver bullet' to monitoring and protecting the rivers and bathing waters from sewage and agricultural pollution.
Our first webinar highlighted the UK backdrop and how innovation can provide accurate, automated real-time data for parameters such as BOD, COD, TOC and E. coli (amongst others).
WEBINAR 1 - CSO's & WWTW'S Overview & Presenters:
Proteus Managing Director
Proteus PhD Associate
Proteus Technical Support Engineer
The webinar demonstrated and discussed the vital roles of sensors like Proteus in protecting our rivers and bathing waters.
The UK and legislative backdrop to monitoring our rivers - Hannah Gunter, Proteus PhD Associate
Proteus: the science & how it works -
Hannah Gunter, Proteus PhD Associate
Agricultural Pollution - a story of a 15+ year pollution event stopped overnight by a Proteus - Rob Stevens, Proteus MD
The Evenlode 'Smarter Water Catchment' - measuring upstream and downstream of a WWTW - Rob Stevens, Proteus MD
Real-time E. coli monitoring vs Lab Sampling on the River Touques, Trouville, France - demonstrating the weaknesses of manual sampling based on science - Giulia Basevi, Proteus Technical Support Engineer
Real-Time Monitoring on the Chicago River (USA) - a global template for a public platform? - Rob Stevens, Proteus MD