Power & Water had a great day at the Wales Water 2018 Conference. The day was packed with insightful talks, networking and breakout breakout sessions; featuring catchment management programmes and new technologies for enhancing water quality, and addressing pollution from agriculture and abandoned metal mines.
Tim Render, Director environment and rural affairs for Welsh Government opened with how Wales is performing against the Well-being of Future Generations Act and highlighted the success of our technology for abandoned metal mine water, which achieved 99.5% metal removal. Tim elaborated on the requirement for Welsh innovation and collaboration to continue in the areas of diffuse pollution and agricultural run-off.
Rachel Lewis, Environment and Land use Adviser delivered a speech on NFU Cymru's vision for improving water quality. NFU Cymru also recognised the success of the "high-profile" Prosiectslyri Project, which will provide a farmer-led, evidenced based solution through local collaboration; tacking agricultural pollution with action and by doing so, will allow Wales to lead the way in slurry management and nutrient recovery.
We are extremely pleased that the success of both our projects, on metal mine water and agricultural farm pollution were highlighted for the excellent work undertaken and outstanding results achieved. The strength of such collaborations are so important, to provide solutions to Wales' water quality issues and the means for Wales to obtain 'Good' Water Quality Status under the Water Framework Directive (WFD) on every occasion.
Check out #waleswater for all updates from the day and read more about our successes using Soneco® technology on Case Studies.