Ruth Barden

Wessex Water Services Ltd

Ruth Barden has over 20 years experience in the water industry, particularly focussed on environmental and wastewater aspects. Ruth leads Wessex Water’s environmental investigation programme, catchment partnerships and environmental policy. This involves elements of research, innovation and a high degree of collaboration with a wide range of stakeholders.

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Chemical Investigations Programme: where are we now?

The water industry has been collaboratively delivering the Chemical Investigations Programme since 2010, furthering our understanding of the occurrence and fate of substances in sewage. We can characterise sewage effluent and have tested a number of existing and novel treatment technologies to understand their removal performance and costs. Over this time period we have also seen a decline in the concentrations of certain substances. However, new substances of concern are emerging which need further investigation.

EVEN MORE SEMINARS

  • Mavis Nye: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Mavis Nye - Mesowarrior Asbestos Activist

  • Emma Greenwood & Orlando Monroy: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Emma Greenwood & Orlando Monroy - Clean Air via Algae - transforming air pollution into solutions via nature

  • Alex Collman: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Alex Collman - Muck away! The classification and removal of waste soils

  • Simon Talbot: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Simon Talbot - Continuous Ground-gas Monitoring and De-risking Development Sites

  • Dave Rutherford: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dave Rutherford - Eliminating perpetual groundwater liabilities with innovative solution ‘The NET System’