Northern Area Innovation Awards

Northern Area Innovation Awards 2020, now OPEN!

About the Innovation Awards

Are you part of a team that deserves recognition for being innovative? You could have introduced a new technology, a different way of working or simply developed a novel idea. Providing you can present your solution and show the known or potential benefits you are free to enter!

The Northern Area Innovation Awards are open to all individuals, teams or organisations that operate within the Northern Area of the Institute of Water which comprises the operational areas of Yorkshire Water, United Utilities and Northumbrian Water.

Entry is not restricted to Institute of Water members and we are looking for innovators from all areas, both field and office based.

How to apply?

Download and complete the application form HERE and email it to


A panel will evaluate submissions and shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their innovation at an event where the winner will be announced on the 31st March 2020 at Yorkshire Waters Head Office, Bradford.


Previous Winners

2018/19 – Pipeline Testing Consultants Ltd- ServiClean – Water Service Pipe Cleaning

2017/18 – Yorkshire Water with their innovation, ‘Retro-fit Cl Splashguard’.

2016/17 – APEM Ltd

2015/16 – Northumbrian Water and South Tyneside Council

2014/15 – United Utilities Business Services in conjunction with EEIP

2013/14 – Yorkshire Water Services

2012/13– Morrison Utility Services