• The IWA’s Principles for Water Wise Cities: Developing a Shared Water Vision

    Head and shoulders image of Corinne Trommsdorff from the International Water Association
    Posted on by Corinne Trommsdorff

    The Cities of the Future agenda harnesses the power of the IWA network to co-create solutions, and join efforts to manage a city’s many waters in a sustainable and resilient manner. This approach is endorsed by the IWA Principles for Water Wise Cities’. The Principles document has been put together as an outcome of the action agenda of the 7th World Water Forum in order to spread widely the vision of what sustainable urban water management is, and to prepare discussion at the 8th World Water Forum to focus on how to get this vision implemented. The 8th World Water Forum is due to take place in Brazil in 2018. Corinne Trommsdorff, Programme Manager of Cities of the Future, part of the International Water Association (IWA), explains more…

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  • Vision for the future of the water sector in England and Wales

    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    In this video Cathyrn Ross, chief executive of Ofwat, explores how its Water 2020 vision for the water sector in England and Wales will provide benefits for customers, investors, water supply companies and the environment. It explores the idea of water trading and promoting new markets for sludge and water resources.

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  • Is This The Future of the Urban Environment?

    An innovative drainage grating from BCU product design students
    Posted on by Watershed Issues Team

    How can the access cover or drainage grating contribute more than its core functionality to the urban or infrastructure environment?

    Following a collaboration between Birmingham City University and Saint-Gobain PAM, we ask Ziqiao Wang from the university’s Product Design Masters degree about his winning design, and the thought process behind it.

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  • Inform, Innovate, Influence

    Paul Horton from the Future Water Association
    Posted on by Paul Horton

    Paul Horton, Chief Executive Officer of Future Water Association, explores what the water industry can learn from the corporate world.

    As corporate water stewardship moves ever higher up the agenda and new initiatives such as water scoring

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  • The Potential of Open Innovation

    UK Water Industry Research logo
    Posted on by Steve Whipp

    Steve Whipp – Water Innovation Consultant – UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR)

    Following on from our article that detailed the project earlier in the year, Steve Whipp, Water Innovation Consultant for UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) shares the results of the experimental crowdsourced innovation platform. So – can open innovation help the UK Water Industry…?

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  • UKWIR on the potential of open innovation

    UK Water Industry Research logo
    Posted on by Steve Whipp

    Steve Whipp – Water Innovation Consultant – UK Water Industry Research

    As part of its industry-wide research programme undertaken on behalf of the subscribing UK water companies, UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) has been carrying out a project exploring the potential of open innovation.

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  • Collaboration is key to stopping metal theft on our highways

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    Posted on by Gary Postle

    Gary Postle – Collaborative Procurement Working Group

    According to the Home Office, metal theft costs the UK economy £220 million each year1, concurred by reports from the Highways Agency2, which had 149 cases of theft in a 12-month period, with a cost of £5.9 million to repair and replace the metal and cables.

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  • Day 2 of Water 2014

    Posted on by Olga Luengo Gonzalez

    Olga Luengo-Gonzalez – Marketing Manager – Saint-Gobain PAM UK

    Day two of the Water 2014 Conference focused on the success of the Water Act implementation, the Regulator’s work, the ‘finance-ability’ of the water industry, the reform on abstraction management and the ever-critical issue of ensuring security of water supply to all customers in the UK.

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  • Day 1 of Water 2014

    Posted on by Mark Esling

    Mark Esling – Business Development Director – Saint-Gobain PAM UK

    Yesterday saw day one of Water 2014, where the great and good of the water industry joined some of us mere mortals to discuss issues of infrastructure, deregulation, data and technology, and putting the customer at the heart of both our businesses and our operations.

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