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A lot of the pollution affecting coastal water quality has not come from Anglian Water. However, we see it as our responsibility to collaborate with coastal communities, local authorities, businesses and others to help them tackle their pollution issues.

Some examples of the potential sources of diffuse pollution that the team will be working with others to address include:

  • Farm slurry
  • Animal waste from fields washing into watercourses when it rains
  • Sediment disturbed through dredging
  • Fouling from roosting sea birds
  • Trade waste
  • Poorly maintained private cess pits and sewerage systems
  • Boat discharges
  • Misconnections (find out more about misconnections and what you can do if you have a misocnnected property).
Jenny Cooper - Coastal Water Protection Manager

My background:

I graduated with a first Class Honours Degree in BSc Geography from the University of Leicester. Following my degree I started on the Anglian Water Graduate Scheme in 2009 where I spent two years learning about all aspects of the business from drinking water treatment right through to asset management. I was seconded to be a Treatment Manager in Letchworth from 2011-2012 where I managed a team of 14 people and 40 water recycling treatment sites. Following this I joined the Coastal Water Protection Team. I have also been an Institute of Water Eastern Area Committee Member since 2012.

 

I want to continue to engage with other stakeholders at the coast to try and further improve water quality for everyone. We have already utilised several innovative approaches and techniques to try and identify potential bacterial sources quicker. In doing so we can work with others to support them in delivering the right solutions first time. 

Adam Worley – Coastal Catchment Manager for Lincolnshire

My background:

Before joining Anglian Water, I spent 9 years working for an Environmental Consultancy in a variety of roles, mainly focused around contaminated land / brownfield assessments. During this time I formed part of the contaminated land consultant team which worked on the Stratford City regeneration project, which included the Athletes Village for the London 2012 Olympics.

 

In 2015, I joined Anglian Water as a Catchment Quality Scientist, regulating and monitoring non-domestic effluent discharges, to protect Anglian Water assets and the wider environment.

 

I want to continue to engage with key stakeholders, including Local Authorities, Environment Agency, and volunteer action groups to identify and diffuse potential sources of bacterial pollution, as well promoting the Keep it Clear campaign and good working practices to local traders, caravan parks, and customers to highlight the positive impacts which can be made bathing and shellfish water quality and the wider environment

Greg Hall - Coast Catchment Manager for Norfolk and Suffolk

My background:

Since completing an MSc in Environmental Impact Assessment, Auditing and Management Systems I have worked in Audit and Assurance for Pricewaterhouse Coopers, as a Businesses Development Manager for a national children’s charity and for Keep Britain Tidy, firstly as an Environmental Management Policy Advisor to local authorities and then working on the RiverCare and BeachCare community volunteering project which is funded by Anglian Water.

 

I want to talk to Anglian Water colleagues about how we can continue to optimise the performance of our water recycling assets to further protect bathing and shellfish water quality; and externally to local authorities, the Environment Agency, harbour authorities, marina owners, farmers, local businesses and customers about how we can continue to identify and tackle diffuse sources of bacterial pollution that are impacting on bathing and shellfish water quality.

Rebecca Bromley - Coastal Catchment Manager for Essex

My background:

After obtaining an MSc in Freshwater and Coastal Science I spent 4 years working as an Aquatic Ecotoxicologist for Cambridge Environmental Assessments, within ADAS. I then spent 4 years working across Essex and Suffolk within a variety of teams at the Environment Agency, starting as an Environmental Monitoring officer, and ending as a Project Manager within the Flood & Coastal Risk Management team, with some time as a Planning Advisor along the way.

 

I am really interested in working with the diverse range of stakeholders who have an interest in our bathing and shellfish waters, and working with third parties to tackle issues which can affect water quality. I want to look for innovative ways to continue to improve water quality and the water environment as a whole.

For more information on the work of our Coastal Water Protection Team and our wider catchment management activity follow us on twitter at @AWCoastCountry.