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

  • Darren Turner: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Darren Turner - Radon Gas, Knowledge, testing, mitigation and legally what to do.

  • Stephen Sadley: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Stephen Sadley - The Role of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association

  • Matthew Cliffe: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Matthew Cliffe - Real time characterisation of respirable crystalline silica in industrial applications

  • David Smith: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    David Smith - Spill Source Identification – The Future For The Analysis of Oil

  • Dr. Uri Stoin: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Dr. Uri Stoin - Superoxide as a green reagent for soil and water treatment