We all need ‘water for life‘ as the recent water White Paper notes. How secure is our water? Why are we recently lurching from flood to drought?
Opening up innovation into water technologies is likely to produce better results than working entirely in house for a long period of time. Anglian Water have embraced this idea, and are leading other utilities in moving towards a more open approach.
At iWater 2012, after an opening address from the Chairman of the Environment Agency Lord Smith of Finsbury, industry organisations like British Water, UK TAG and UKWIR will be on hand with utilities like Anglian, Thames and Veolia to look at technology developments that will enable less water to be wasted, and services to consumers to be made more secure, reliable, safer and ultimately, cost-effective.
CIR Strategy’s Cleantech conference series has not considered water before, though in 2008, it did run a conference on closed loops and sale of service: areas of resource efficiency.
This conference on water and waste as resource (energy from waste) takes the CIR Cleantech Series into perhaps the final frontier of the sector. It’s series has covered areas such as clean energy, smart grids, transport, home energy technologies and resource efficiency since 2007.
CIR recommends that potential delegates book as soon as possible for the new iWater Conference on 13 November at Murray Edwards College.