Water Industry Forum

The Water Industry Forum is a neutral, independent, not-for-profit organisation serving the water industry. With more than 500 member organisations, it aims to connect the whole of the UK water sector through seminars, working groups, workshops, networking events and collaborative projects. It focuses on collaboration by working with regional water companies on the challenges of AMP6 and beyond to influence engagement and collaboration with the supply chain; innovation by addressing the issues affecting innovation within the sector through working groups and events, and research by working with academic partners on collaborations with industry and on ways of improving the impact of water research and new technologies.

For more information please visit: www.waterindustryforum.com

The Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has a range of responsibilities which include health, education, justice, rural affairs, housing and the environment. Its purpose is to focus government and public services on creating a more successful country, with opportunities for all of Scotland to flourish, through increasing sustainable economic growth. Responsibility for water policy rests with the Scottish Government’s Energy and Climate Change Directorate, which works nationally to enable Scotland to become a prosperous and resilient low carbon economy, with secure, affordable and sustainable energy and water supply and reduced carbon emissions.

For more information please visit: www.scotland.gov.uk

Scottish Water

Scottish Water is a publicly owned company, answerable to the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland. It is the job of Scottish Water to provide 1.34 billion litres of drinking water every day and take away 847 million litres of waste water daily.

For more information please visit: www.scottishwater.co.uk

Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) is Scotland’s principal environmental regulator. Their purpose is to protect and improve the environment, including the sustainable management of natural resources; and contribute to improving the health and well-being of people in Scotland, and to achieving sustainable economic growth. They do this by being an excellent environmental regulator; helping operators understand their responsibilities, comply with legislation and good practice, and realise the multiple benefits of good environmental practice. They protect communities by regulating activities that can cause pollution and by monitoring, and reporting on, the quality of Scotland’s air, land and water.

For more information please visit: www.sepa.org.uk


2020’s vision is a stable, sustainable Scottish economy that supports Scotland’s ambitions as a world-leading low carbon country. Set up in 2009, Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group aims to be an influential voice for business leaders to engage in making Scotland a distinctive place for sustainable development. Since its formation in 2009, the Group has provided a platform for key sectors in Scotland to learn and share best practice and to come together to optimise business performance and environmental impact.
The 2020 Group has the following key objectives:

  • To act as a catalyst to facilitate business-led collaboration to identify new opportunities.
  • To create a safe space for challenging cross-sector conversations to inspire further positive action.
  • To nurture and convene new models of leadership for our low-carbon future – now

For more information, please visit: www.2020climategroup.org.uk

British Water

British Water is the trade association for the water industry supply chain, representing the industry collectively to government, regulators, other institutions, customers and the media. Recognised as the voice for the industry, British Water ensures that the message gets through where the representations of a single, commercial enterprise would invariably fail to register.

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Future Water Association

The Future Water Association aims to shape the future of the water sector by taking a leadership role with government, industry members and the public, focusing on innovation and education, increasing engagement throughout the membership and across the sector and becoming the voice of the sector. Future Water Association is a modern, innovative and dynamic organisation that inspires, supports and leads the water supply chain. It informs the sector about opportunities, the regulators about challenges and government about policy direction, innovates through Water Dragons, delivers the ‘innovating the future’ roadmap, and influences and inspires the supply chain to develop innovative solutions and new ways of thinking to shape the future of the water sector.

For more information, please visit: www.futurewaterassociation.com

Global Water Intelligence

Global Water Intelligence publishes newsletters and reports providing analysis and strategic data on the international water market. Its flagship publication, the monthly industry journal Global Water Intelligence (GWI), has established itself as the market-leading publication for developers, suppliers, financiers, governments, utilities and municipalities seeking information and analysis on water projects with an element of private sector participation.

For more information, please visit: www.globalwaterintel.com

Institute of Water

The Institute of Water, founded in 1945, is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry. It supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the industry by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework. The Institute of Water offers members a structured approach to CPD, learning opportunities, a quarterly journal, and online access to relevant industry information. It also provides professional recognition for engineers and environmentalists. A range of networking opportunities are provided for members, both online and through a range of events held across the country.

For more information, please visit: www.instituteofwater.org.uk


The Sensors for Water Interest Group (SWIG) is a not-for-profit information, ideas-exchange, and networking group with a diverse UK-wide membership. SWIG focuses on the use of sensor and associated technologies for measurement and control in water and wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure, as well as in natural environments and waters. Its networking activities include a varied programme of technical workshops covering all aspects of water sensing, which offer a cost-effective means of keeping up-to-date with sensor developments, new technologies and regulations, while fostering collaboration between parties. Invited speakers and enthusiastic audiences are able to debate the practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in water and wastewater.

For more information, please visit: www.swig.org.uk

Utility Week

Utility Week was launched in 1994 in response to the growing regulatory and market complexity following utility privatisation. For more than 20 years, Utility Week has been the UK utility sector’s unrivalled thought leader and source of news and comment on the business of Britain’s electricity, gas and water companies. Utility Week provides authoritative analysis, impartial industry intelligence and insight. It has the trust and respect of utility chiefs, regulators and government.

For more information, please visit: www.utilityweek.co.uk

WET News

WET News is the voice of water industry contractors, delivering the specialist information that they require to operate efficiently, cost-effectively and profitably in an ever-changing market place.

For more information please visit: www.wwtonline.co.uk

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