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.

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  • Paul King: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Paul King - Development of Asbestos Contaminated Sites

  • Lucian Gill: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Lucian Gill - Remediation of Persistent Contamination in Groundwater using Soil Based Reedbeds

  • Seamus Connolly MBE: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Seamus Connolly MBE - Small Things Make The Difference in Preventing Pollution

  • Kayleigh Smith: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Kayleigh Smith - Managing expectations for measuring water quality in the field

  • Simon Talbot: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

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