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Water Industry Awards open for entries

Entries are now open for the Water Industry Awards 2020 - an event which celebrates and rewards outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry.

The event is organised by the experts behind leading business media brand Water & Wastewater Treatment (WWT) and takes place alongside the UK’s only dedicated utilities exhibition, Utility Week Live.

This year sees the return of several popular categories plus the addition of some new ones including Women in Water, Water Resources Initiative of the Year, Net Zero Carbon Initiative of the Year and Skills & Workforce Initiative of the Year. Also returning is the sought after ‘Water company of the year’ category.

The event will take place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on 20 May 2020. Entries are now open for the 19 categories.

WWT content director Alec Peachey said: "The Water Industry Awards are back for the 14th year running - celebrating and rewarding outstanding achievement and innovation in the UK water industry. The awards have become a must attend event in the water sector’s calendar and are highly prized within the industry.

“With UK water companies preparing to embark on ambitious five-year plans to deliver cost-effective, resilient and innovative water and wastewater services, there really is no better time to be bringing the sector together to celebrate the amazing people, teams, projects and innovations that have helped shape the water sector. 

“With the water sector in England setting itself a voluntary target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions and to triple its leakage reduction rate by 2030, water companies will be key in the facilitation of decarbonisation. The challenge of decarbonisation means that collaboration is not only inevitable but vital – something that is reflected in this year’s awards.

“All companies can enter − large or small − as the awards recognise outstanding innovation and best practice across the industry, no matter the size of the company or the scale of the project. So don’t delay, get your entries in now.”

All entries will be judged by an independent panel of industry experts.

For further information and to enter visit www.waterindustryawards.co.uk

The 19 categories are as follows:  

  • Alliancing and Partnership Initiative of the Year
  • Asset Optimisation Initiative of the Year - NEW FOR 2020!
  • Customer Initiative of the Year
  • Data Project of the Year
  • DfMA Project of the Year
  • Drainage & Flood Management Initiative of the Year
  • Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
  • Most Innovative New Technology of the Year
  • Most Innovative Use of Existing Technology
  • Net Zero Carbon Initiative of the Year - NEW FOR 2020!
  • Rising Star of the Year - NEW FOR 2020! Expand
  • Skills and Workforce Initiative of the Year - NEW FOR 2020!
  • Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year
  • Water Company of the Year (sponsored by: nmcn)
  • Water Industry Consultant of the Year
  • Water Industry Contractor of the Year
  • Water Innovation Project of the Year
  • Water Resources Initiative of the Year - NEW FOR 2020!
  • Women in Water - NEW FOR 2020!

Author: Alec Peachey,
Topic: Customer experience , Drinking water quality , Innovation , Leaks & bursts , Pipes & Pipelines , Policy & Regulation , Pumps & Pumping Systems , Sewer Networks , Skills & workforce , Sustainability & social value , Wastewater quality , Water resources
Tags: Water Industry Awards , water , business

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