Innovation - what are the water companies really looking for?

Date: 15th October 2015

Location: Pam Liversidge Building, Sheffield University, S1 3JD

Time: 10am - 2.30pm (Registration 9.30am)


Introducing product innovation and new technologies within the UK water industry can be a difficult process. Science and research resource funding has been set by government at £4.6 billion per annum from 2011-2016, but how does research impact industry and translate into practical applications? 

Speakers from across the sector will present their views on work currently underway to address the challenges of bringing innovation into the water sector and how this can be improved.

  • How to bring innovation to a water company?
  • How to work together and deliver more impact?


Professor Tony Conway Director, Conway Water Consulting
Jon Brigg Manager of Innovation, Yorkshire Water
Bob Stear Head of Research & Development, Severn Trent Water
Professor Joby Boxall Professor of Water Infrastructure Engineering, Sheffield University
Dr Adam Brookes
Innovation Programme Manager, Anglian Water

Following their presentations, the speakers will then take part in a panel/audience Q&A session, followed by a networking lunch. 

There is an optional tour of the Sheffield Water Service facilities afterwards - see here for further details.

Price for this seminar (includes lunch & refreshments)

£  99 + vat          for WIF Partners / Full Members
£132 + vat          for WIF Associate Members & WIF Industry Associates
£148 + vat          for Non-members

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