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Water Industry Achievement Awards 2014 finalists announced!

Yet another record year for entries has meant a strong shortlist for this year's Water Industry Achievement Awards, organised by WET News and Water & Wastewater Treatment. The winners will be announced on April 1 at a prestigious awards ceremony and gala dinner held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

The winners will be announced on April 1The winners will be announced on April 1

The awards, sponsored by water regulator Ofwat and water experts Imtech Water, Waste & Energy, Asset International, TES, NMCNomenca, CPSA, Saint-Gobain PAM, Doosan, Sykes Pumps and Sulzer, celebrate and reward outstanding innovation in the UK water industry.  

The finalists vying for a coveted WIAA trophy are: 

Community Project of the Year

  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for its WaterAid replica village scheme
  • Morrison Utility Services for its Back to School initiative
  • Northumbrian Water Group for its Just An Hour initiative
  • United Utilities for its U Create scheme
  • Wessex Water for its Watermark Awards scheme

Water Resource Management Initiative of the Year

  • Balfour Beatty for its Air Pigging development
  • MMB and Yorkshire Water and their Challenging Spillway design
  • Nijhuis H2OK for its water treatment plant at Stonehenge
  • Northumbrian Water Group for its Sludge Treatment Reed Bed
  • South East Water and i2O for their Smart Water Technology

People Initiative of the Year

  • Balfour Beatty for its Get Into Utilities scheme
  • Imtech Water, Waste & Energy for its Learning & Development programme
  • North Midland Construction for the NMC Academy
  • United Utilities Learning & Development Team for its Insourcing Technical Training initiative

Data Project of the Year

  • Control Point and Severn Trent Water for their Electrofusion initiative
  • i2O and Hartlepool Water for automatic PRV Pressure Optimisation
  • Kemeling Consulting and Scottish Water for the SR15 Spatial Business Intelligence project
  • Morrison Utility Services for its Reinstatement Process scheme
  • Turner & Townsend for its Pollution Reduction strategy
  • Wessex Water for its energy data hub initiative

Customer Satisfaction Initiative of the Year

  • Business Stream for its gamechanging, customer-focused bills
  • Clancy Docwra for its Ambassador training programme
  • Northumbrian Water Group for The Main Event scheme
  • South Staffs Water for its 3Rs campaign
  • United Utilities for its Outside Looking In initiative

Most Innovative New Technology of the Year

  • Atkins for its 3D holographic imaging
  • Royal HaskoningDHV and Anglian Water and their Distributed Temperature Sensing technology
  • Severn Trent Water, Echologics and Loughborough University for leak detection on plastic pipes
  • United Utilities for its Event Recognition System

Partnership Initiative of the Year

  • GENEco and DCWW for their collection / treatment of grit / screenings initiative
  • H5O - The SWW Engineering Alliance and its Virtual Company initiative
  • Scottish Water for the Glasgow Wastewater Strategy
  • Southern Water, PN Daly and RPS Water and their Leak Prevention initiative
  • Wessex Water for its Catchment Management scheme

SUDS & Flood Management Initiative of the Year

  • Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for the Ganol Surface Water Removal project
  • Morgan Sindall plc, DCWW, Ove Arup their Green Infrastructure scheme
  • MMB and Yorkshire Water and their DG5 Other Causes Team
  • MWH and Thames Water Utilities for the Counters Creek Flood Alleviation scheme
  • Royal HaskoningDHV for the Small Scale SUDs Tool
  • United Utilities for its Hydraulic Modelling initiative

Engineer of the Year

  • Anthony Thomas, mechanical engineer, 4Delivery
  • Aidan Shiggins, section engineer, Laing O'Rourke
  • Barry Oliver, technical director, Imtech Water, Waste & Energy
  • Julian Britton, critical sewers manager, WECS, Wessex Water  

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

  • Imtech Water, Waste & Energy for the Lifting Device
  • Laing O'Rourke and its Mission Zero campaign
  • Morrison US for its Make Time scheme
  • Nomenca and its Last Drop initiative
  • Severn Trent for its asbestos removal programme
  • Thames Water for its Water Wellbeing Week

Carbon Reduction Initiative of the Year

  • Imtech Water, Waste & Energy for the Trojan Signa UV project at DCWW
  • Thames Water for its Vertical Flow Reed Bed
  • Turner & Townsend for its Cudworth WwTW solutions
  • United Utilities WPA Team for its LED lighting initiative
  • Veolia Environment for its Water2Energy programme

Most Innovative Use of an Existing Technology

  • APEM and United Utilities for their digital aerial surveys
  • Balfour Beatty and its Air Pigging technology
  • NMCNomenca and Severn Trent Water for their Sludge Digestion technology
  • Northumbrian Water Group and its Remote Pressure Regulation system
  • Perceptive Engineering and its use of APC for environmental compliance
  • Thames Water Sludge Team and its Bucher Press

Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Water Industry

  • TBA on the night

Outstanding Innovation 2014

  • TBA on the night

A huge congratulations to this year's finalists!

Join us for a night of networking, innovation and rewarding excellence at the WIAA gala dinner and ceremony. Taking place on April 1 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole, the black tie event is a must-attend to celebrate the water industry's innovators who are making a difference.

Book your place today, and take advantage of our early booking rate. 

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