Ofwat has announced the latest winners of Breakthrough Challenge innovation funding. The 17 winning projects will share £40mn, are led by water companies and seek to address strategic challenges including on climate change, leakage and operations. The winners include: Developing a market-based approach to deliver SuDS through street works Local Regeneration of Granular Activated Carbon […]

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The Ofwat Innovation Fund has announced the ten innovations which have worked their way to the top in the Water Discovery Challenge. Having launched in January 2023, this challenge seeks new, impactful ideas for the water sector. The winners have been awarded a share of £4.5 million to demonstrate how bold solutions can help solve […]

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New Department for Transport initiative will support development of zero emission vessels and infrastructure that can propel decarbonisation of shipping The government has called on shipbuilders, shipping firms, ports, scientists, and academics to submit proposals to a new competition for innovative technologies that can chart a greener future for the UK’s shipping sector. The Department […]

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First round of its innovation fund launching in January Ofwat has established a £200 million innovation fund to encourage innovations that will transform water and wastewater services in England and Wales. From 2021 we will be running at least two competitions that water companies and others can enter with their innovations. A £2 million ‘Innovation […]

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Utility Week   ‘There are “major problems” with domestic reform in the water market Chief executive of The Water Retail Company, Lord Redesdale. Domestic water competition is “dead in the water” following the outcome of the general election, a senior water boss has insisted. “I would say it is highly unlikely that it will be rolled […]

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This competition is focussed on the Environment Agency’s need to measure river flows in challenging locations where existing standard instrumentation cannot be used. However, a solution that could also be deployed in less demanding/normal river conditions would be ideal. The Environment Agency requires a non intrusive method of river flow measurement which is capable of […]

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