Innovation Awards

The Institute of Water National Innovation Awards 

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 normally 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.

2021 National Innovation Awards

The winner of the 2021 National Innovation Awards was Proteus Instruments Ltd for their innovation Proteus Real-Time BOD/COD/Coliform Sensor. Second place went to Water Kinetics with Eco-Duo’s Pipe-Within-a-Pipe system saves money, the environment, and lives! and Third place went to Cardiff University & Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water for Wastewater-Based Community-Level Surveillance of COVID-19 in Wales.  Congratulations to all our regional winners and thanks to all entrants, judges and sponsors Southern Water.


Previous Winners:

2020 – Severn Trent

2019- Wessex Water

2018- South West Water

2017- Wessex Water

2016- MWH

2015 – Wessex Water

2014 – Pulsar Process Measurement & DCWW Innovation Team

2013 – Ferret Technology

2012 – Veolia Water Central