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

  • Rob Burton: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Rob Burton - Discharge Consent Compliance (MCERTS) – The Challenges and Opportunities

  • Gareth Leonard / Peter Nicholas: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Gareth Leonard / Peter Nicholas - Active integrated approach to reduce risk with hydrocarbon contamination Treatment. phase hydrocarbon contamination Treatment Program

  • Peter Sherfield: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Peter Sherfield - Effective Monitoring of Hazardous Substances During Land Remediation

  • James Hewetson-Brown: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    James Hewetson-Brown - Wildflowers – The Superheroes of Bioengineering!

  • Professor Roger  Willey: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Professor Roger Willey - Asbestos: Real risk, perceived risk and the cost of land remediation.