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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  • Simon Brightwell: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Simon Brightwell - Developments in geotechnical site investigation to reduce construction risk

  • Goran Erak: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Goran Erak - Advanced Geosynthetic Solutions for Contaminated Land Remediation

  • Joanne Kwan: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Joanne Kwan - The first UK mobile APP for asbestos from soil site

  • Will Fardon: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Will Fardon - Laboratory Testing – A New Approach to Lab Testing

  • Joe Jackson: Speaking at the Contamination Expo

    Joe Jackson - Beyond Lump Sum Remediation