Challenges of PR19: How the Water Industry Can Respond

Ovarro Chief Executive, David Frost, spoke to LSBUD in their recent industry whitepaper about the impact of smart technology on water companies across the UK.

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Barbara Hathaway announced as technology leader for leakage solutions
Ovarro has announced the appointment of Barbara Hathaway as new technology leader specialising in leakage solutions.
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RTUs are a powerful alternative to PLC systems, including in industrial settings.
Using the TBox LT2 as a programmable logic controller
Are you getting full value from your programmable logic controller (PLC)? At Ovarro, we are advocates of using remote telemetry units (RTUs) as a powerful alternative to PLC systems.
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LeakNavigator showcased at global innovation summit
Ovarro’s chief technology officer Matthew Hawkridge was a speaker at World Water-Tech Innovation Summit 2023 in London in February.
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Leakage innovation focus at Ovarro international gathering
An international network of water technology specialists has come together to discuss delivery of data-led leakage solutions to utilities around the world.
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Ovarro launches LeakNavigator
As the water sector goes forward with wider use of as-a-service models to boost efficiency, Ovarro has created a new end-to-end leakage reduction solution. UK water company trials record a 20-25% increase in leaks found using Ovarro's new technology.
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Building a cyber-resilient water future
A criminal cyber-attack on a UK water company in August 2022, which saw hackers gain access to customer banking details, led utilities to urgently reassess cybersecurity strategies. In this Q&A, Philippe Willems, engineering manager at Ovarro, discusses the enduring challenge for the water sector and what it means for suppliers.
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Alva's implementation of Pioneer after a successful trial
Alva is the first in Scandinavia to fully implement Ovarro's PIONEER asset investment planning software across its water and sewer networks after a trial period. Click to find out more.
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International Women's Day 2022 - Emmy Cortleven
The second instalment of International Women's Day 2022 follows Emmy Cortleven as she talks about Break The Bias. Read more
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International Women's Day 2022 - Jane Johnson
This year's theme is #BreakTheBias. We interviewed three women within Ovarro to get their perspective on what the theme means to them. First up, Jane Johnson - our Business Support Manager.
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New year brings resolution on pollution
With sector-wide recognition that a step-change is required to deliver the environmental improvements required by all stakeholders, a new year brings fresh opportunities.
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Log4j Overview Related Software
This page contains an overview of any related software regarding the Log4j vulnerability. On this page Ovarro will maintain a list of all known vulnerable and not vulnerable software.
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TBox Security Update
Ovarro’s recent collaboration with the US-CERT and Claroty resulted in confirmed vulnerabilities in our “off- the-shelf” product TBox. Find out how the vulnerabilities were addressed here.
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People Behind the Business - Datawatt Product Line
This month's People Behind the Business sees Roy Gerding, Datawatt Product Line Manager, discuss Ovarro's recent acquisition of Datawatt.
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Ovarro completes acquisition of ControlPoint
Ovarro are pleased to announce the completed acquisition of UK-based quality assurance and data management business, ControlPoint.
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People Behind the Business - Channel
Introducing our new Vice President, Channel Sales, Tom Cork, who joined Ovarro at the start of the new year. Read what he has to say about his new role and his journey in the industry so far.
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Ovarro completes acquisition of Datawatt
Ovarro has completed the acquisition of Datawatt, a Netherlands based business serving the domestic Water and Energy sectors with RTUs and asset SCADA solutions.
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People Behind the Business - Recruitment
Are you interested in how our recruitment team operates? This month we spoke to Resourcing Advisor, Greg Brotherton, about his role and involvement in the hiring process. Read more.
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Ovarro leak technology supports WaterAid in Nepal
Ovarro has donated leak detection equipment to the Beacon Project, a collaboration between Anglian Water, its supply chain partners, WaterAid and Nepal Water Supply Corp.
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Ovarro collaborates on major smart network trial
Advanced data-led technology from Ovarro is successfully feeding into the largest smart water network pilot in the UK.
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Leak loggers support emergency effort in Beirut
We recently responded to a request for emergency leak detection equipment from the Veolia Foundation, which is supporting the rehabilitation of drinking water networks in the Port of Beirut.
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People Behind the Business - Channel Sales
Channel Sales Director, Philippe Aretz, features in September's issue of our People Behind the Business. Find out what he had to say here.
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Website positions Ovarro for growth
Here we talk to Marketing Manager, James Brook, about the rebrand, the new website and what this means for the future.
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People Behind the Business - Engineering
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Water industry urged to 'be agile' to build resilience
Industry experts shared their thoughts on the effects of the current pandemic on the water sector during a recent webinar hosted by Ovarro for the water industry. Find out what they had to say here.
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How to improve process control using RTU's
Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Hawkridge, discusses why RTUs improve security, productivity, safety and operations. Read more about how Ovarro RTUs can support your business to improve efficiency today.
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Automated point heaters show IoT potential
The roll-out of automated point heaters in Switzerland offers a case study showing how industrial IoT technology can help rail operators improve efficiency and reduce costs even as traffic increases.
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Finnish utility trials asset investment planning software
Finnish multi-utility, Alva, is the first in Scandinavia to trial PIONEER asset investment planning software. PIONEER is a web-based decision support platform that can optimise asset management planning and operational strategies.
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Telemetry's pivotal role in the energy transition
Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Hawkridge, looks at why the latest remote telemetry unit systems take energy companies closer to the utopia of smart grids.
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Expert advice on remote telemetry units
Read our latest Q&A with Engineer Live. Our Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Hawkridge, tackled a series of questions about remote telemetry units and their benefits.
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Measure it to control it
Ovarro Chief Technology Officer, Matthew Hawkridge, looks at how RTUs are the most efficient way to monitor and control your complex, critical assets.
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The IIoT journey starts with remote telemetry
Craig Abbott, Sales Manager, Ovarro, discusses how remote telemetry units for monitoring and control can be used in intelligent power, broadcast, transport and more.
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Revolutionary leak detection technology delivers huge leak reductions
Through a joint project with Ovarro, Anglian Water has seen a leakage reduction of 1.4 million litres of water per day in targeted areas.
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Age of data driven leakage management dawns
Water scarcity and regulatory pressure are leading to more remote monitoring of leakage, says Alan Cunningham, Technical Director, Ovarro, and technological advances and human resource challenges mean that might be about to accelerate.
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Telemetry: Present and Future
Discover how existing RTU technology can be applied to meet growing demand in the oil and gas sector, now and in the future.
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A diversified energy sector needs smarter RTUs
Read what Ovarro Channel Sales Director, Philippe Aretz, had to say about the opportunities and challenges of a more diversified energy sector.
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On the right technology track
1.76 billion journeys were completed on Britain’s rail network during 2018-19. Discover how RTUs can help rail operators safely optimise their networks in our latest article.
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Regulation driving change in leak detection
Ovarro VP of Engineering, Barbara Hathaway, discusses how recent industry regulations and increasing customer expectations will affect the water industry.
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Servelec Technologies and Primayer rebrand as Ovarro
Servelec Technologies and Primayer have undergone a bold rebrand, the two companies are now united under one brand and one name – Ovarro.
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Unlocking the potential of sewerage analytics
Ovarro Technical Director, Marcus Fowler, reveals the advanced planning and analytics tools being applied to beat AMP7 regulatory pressure.
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Using data to plug pipe assembly leaks
The UK water sector is making significant progress in reducing leakage, but a data-led approach on flange and joint assemblies, combined with workforce training, can still deliver significant gains, writes Ben Crabtree, product line manager ControlPoint, at Ovarro.
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