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Innovation Awards

The Institute of Water National Innovation Awards, sponsored by MWH.

The Institute of Water provides a stage on which to recognise Innovation in the UK water and sewerage sector.

The National Innovation Awards give a much needed spotlight for the many innovative individuals and companies within the water sector 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.

Each year, each Area of the Institute holds a regional innovation competition and the finalists from each are short-listed for the National Award. The Award is presented at the President’s Dinner during a prestigious ceremony where water sector experts from across the UK gather together to celebrate innovation in the water sector.

2016 National Innovation Awards

The winners of the 2016 National Innovation Awards sponsored by MWH were South East Water with their entry ‘Use of eDNA – Managing Risk with Forensic Science’. The runners up were Dwr Cymru Welsh Water and Northumbrian Water & South Tyneside Council. The awards were presented at our 2016 President’s Dinner and Awards in Birmingham in May.


2015 National Innovation Awards

Wessex Water won the 2015 National Innovation Award with their ‘Dynamic Flow Technologies and Elster Metering – Wastewater Meter’. Second place was awarded to DOCWRA and third place went to Southern Water.


2014 National Innovation Award Winner

The 2014 National Innovation Award was won by Pulsar Process Measurement & DCWW Innovation Team. Second place went to Organica Water and third place was given to Radio Data Networks.


2013 National Innovation Award Winner

Ferret Technology won the 2013 Institute of Water National Innovation Award with their Ferret Leak Location System. The award was presented by Professor Martin Cave at Edinburgh’s historic Assembly Rooms where more than 200 water industry experts gathered together to celebrate innovation in the water sector.


2012 National Innovation Award Winner

Veolia Water Central won the 2012 Innovation Award for their ‘video self help guides’