Launching Slug It Out in Rutland

Slug It Out, Anglian Water’s agricultural trial focused on not using metaldehyde based slug pellets on land surrounding drinking water reservoirs was launched on the 10th May at Rutland Water with an event attended by some of the local farmers involved and their agronomists. There was an introduction to the trial, a technical agronomy […]

By |May 12th, 2016|Catchment management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Launching Slug It Out in Rutland|

Back to Basics event live blog

This is the live blog from the Back to Basics process safety event at the Heart of England Conference Centre near Coventry on April 20. Check back throughout the day for updates. Find out more here 



By |April 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Back to Basics event live blog|

Digging for Dragons in March

Last weekend, with a little help from my sister we built walls made from old pallets around the compost heap. I dragged a lot of the current heap over and exposed some good mulch at the bottom of the pile. I’ve used that in my flowerbed to increase both the water retention and drainage […]

By |March 24th, 2016|Potting On, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Digging for Dragons in March|

Mental wellbeing on my mind

Today I joined other leading organisations on a panel to champion the mental wellbeing at work agenda. My aspiration was to place it at the forefront of business leaders’ minds, and crucially, to recognise the vital role that employers can play.

The reality is many of us know someone who has experienced a mental health […]

Investing in our region – figures by county

Here are the details of Anglian Water’s investment in the East of England for 2016/17 broken down by county

• £3.8million to maintain and develop our Colchester Water Recycling Centre which serves the growing area. A further £900,000 will transform this site into a renewable energy site with Combined Heat and Power engines. It will […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Investing in our region – figures by county|

Live blog: Institute of Water Dragon’s Den event Jan 19

The Institute of Water Dragon’s Den event at Peterborough UTC showcases some of the latest innovations in the water industry. The panel includes Anglian Water chief executive Peter Simpson who will be grilling people on their pitches. The event runs from 10am to 4pm – follow all the action live here.


By |January 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Live blog: Institute of Water Dragon’s Den event Jan 19|

Are you eligible for our pesticide amnesty?

Although pesticides are a vital part of UK agriculture’s tool box, many have been lost because of their impact on water quality or the aquatic environment.  For growers, the impact of losing a pesticide can be huge particularly where no alternatives exist.  Farmers are left wondering whether the crop can be grown in the […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Catchment management, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Are you eligible for our pesticide amnesty?|

The science of saving our nightingales…

Today Anglian Water scientists, along with our partners at the British Trust for Ornithology, are launching our latest season of tracking nightingales. The birds are being fitted with geo-locator tags at Grafham Water and the information will help scientists to find out more about why these birds are in decline. Paul Stancliffe from the […]

By |April 29th, 2015|Biodiversity, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The science of saving our nightingales…|

Day 6 – Kampala slums

This has been the most difficult day to take in and process. I have tried to walk you through life in the slums. I apologise as it’s longer than my previous posts but with such shocking living conditions and three deaths whilst we visited, I really wanted to show you what life there is […]

By |November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized, WaterAid|Comments Off on Day 6 – Kampala slums|