18 episodes

Have you thought about the journey water makes to get to your taps? What processes has it undergone to make it safe to drink? The tracks in this album examine issues of water supply and treatment in the UK, where each of us uses approximately 150 litres a day! We hear from different parties involved in water management including the bodies representing the consumer, the environment, and the suppliers. The scope of the discussion ranges from wastage and emergency treatment to recycling and effluent control. In two bonus audio tracks, OU lecturer Dr Suresh Nesaratnam explains why the case studies were selected and gives an overview of the academic context in which water supply and treatment is studied. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

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Have you thought about the journey water makes to get to your taps? What processes has it undergone to make it safe to drink? The tracks in this album examine issues of water supply and treatment in the UK, where each of us uses approximately 150 litres a day! We hear from different parties involved in water management including the bodies representing the consumer, the environment, and the suppliers. The scope of the discussion ranges from wastage and emergency treatment to recycling and effluent control. In two bonus audio tracks, OU lecturer Dr Suresh Nesaratnam explains why the case studies were selected and gives an overview of the academic context in which water supply and treatment is studied. This material forms part of The Open University course T210 Environmental control and public health.

    Water supply and treatment in the UK

    Water supply and treatment in the UK

    An introduction to the contents of this album.

    • 1 min
    Transcript -- Water supply and treatment in the UK

    Transcript -- Water supply and treatment in the UK

    An introduction to the contents of this album.

    • video
    Preserving water

    Preserving water

    A panel discuss how safe, affordable drinking water is supplied in East Anglia, one of the driest parts of the UK.

    • 6 min
    Transcript -- Preserving water

    Transcript -- Preserving water

    A panel discuss how safe, affordable drinking water is supplied in East Anglia, one of the driest parts of the UK.

    • video
    Treating water

    Treating water

    Computer graphics reveal the processes at Hanningfield Reservoir, providing drinking water to 60,000 people. The panel explain the purpose of new membrane technology.

    • 8 min
    Transcript -- Treating water

    Transcript -- Treating water

    Computer graphics reveal the processes at Hanningfield Reservoir, providing drinking water to 60,000 people. The panel explain the purpose of new membrane technology.

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