Plans for UK Centre of Excellence for Water

A GROUP of Yorkshire business leaders is supporting the establishment of a UK Centre of Excellence for water.

The Water Innovation Group, which was formed in April 2010, is planning to bid for £2m from the Regional Growth Fund for the Water Innovation Platform, which it hopes would eventually rival Singapore, currently regarded as the global centre for water.

It will ask for a further £6m from the water industry for the investment.

The group is led by the Water Industry Forum, which comprises senior representatives from Yorkshire Water, Arup, JN Bentley, Mott Macdonald Bentley, Leeds University, Environmental Sustainability KTN and Yorkshire Chemical Focus.

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