Award winner to feature at Water UK′s Innovation Hub 2012

29 February 2012

The winner of the Institute of Water National Innovation Awards 2012 will be given the opportunity to showcase their winning idea at Water UK’s Innovation Hub.

The Innovation Awards which are sponsored by Northumbrian Water for 2012 are now in their second year. They were inspired by Professor Cave’s Review of Competition and Innovation in the Water Markets, and now have progressed to directly support a number of the Water Sector Innovation Leadership Group′s key objectives. These UK wide awards provide a much needed spotlight for the many innovative companies to demonstrate their excellence, and are just part of the commitment the Institute of Water is making to promote the right cultural environment and encourage pride in the sector.

Pamela Taylor, Chief Executive of Water UK and Patron of the Institute of Water explains:

"Water UK created its Innovation Hub to stimulate new thinking across the sector′s business
activities and help to articulate the successes that the water companies and supply chain have achieved. The Institute of Water National Innovation Awards complement this work perfectly, encouraging the entire UK sector to value and promote innovation and providing the mechanism with which to recognise success.

“I am pleased to add my support to the Institute of Water as they seek to promote a cultural environment for innovation to flourish, and wish to invite the overall winner of the National Innovation Awards for 2012 to take part in this year’s Water UK Innovation Hub.”

Jonson Cox, the Chair of the Water Sector Innovation Leadership Group, will be leading the panel of Judges who assess the entries for the Award. The overall winner will be selected from a short-list of regional winners. Professor Martin Cave will present the Award at the Institute of Water President’s Dinner in London on Friday 18 May during the Institute of Water’s President’s Dinner.

For more information about the Awards or the work that the Institute of Water is doing to encourage innovation and career development within the UK Water industry please visit:

For more press or event information please contact Lyndsey Gilmartin, on 0191 422 0088 or e-mail

The Institute of Water was founded in 1945 and is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry.

The institute supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework.

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