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Less than a week left to register for Ofwat webinar

Readers have less than a week left to register for WWT's Cracking Innovation Together webinar, which is being run in association with Ofwat, to highlight the regulator's plans to drive transformational innovation.

As part of the webinar, which is taking place next Monday (16 March) at 2pm, the regulator will also be addressing key strategic challenges such as climate change and population growth. 

The discussion will challenge the water companies, supply chain and other key actors to step up and take a leading role in encouraging the necessary change and embedding a culture of innovation in the sector. 

With the water regulator recently confirming that an additional £200 million will be made available through an innovation competition between 2020 and 2025 and calling on the water companies to come together through a new innovation strategy, Ofwat will also provide an update on where they are in the process, what they want to achieve through the innovation competition and their plans around open data.  

Those who sign up for the webinar will get the opportunity to submit questions to speaker Clothilde Cantegreil, who has been leading the innovation work at Ofwat since she joined the regulator in June 2019. 

The discussion will also feature Denise Massey, managing director at the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC), who will share her experience of how fostering collaboration and partnerships in other sectors has led to improvements in innovation. 

Key takeaways will include: 

  • Hearing what Ofwat’s ambitions and expectations are for innovation in the sector 
  • Finding out how your organisation can play a leading role and work collaboratively with others to drive innovation forward 
  • Gaining a perspective from another sector 
  • Understanding next steps on the innovation competition 

WWT content director Alec Peachey said: “This event represents a great opportunity to hear more about Ofwat’s innovation competition and to put your questions to the regulator about this important subject area. We’ve already received a strong number of registrations and I’d encourage everyone to register for this exciting event.” 

Register for the event here. 

 

Author: Alec Peachey,
Topic: Innovation
Tags: webinar , ofwat , Innovation , Water innovation , regulation

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