Monday, November 01, 2010 2:08:00 PM
WRc’s innovative, responsive approach to collaborative research continues to get support from our clients, delivering tailored solutions to shared problems. The current programme has over 30 live projects supported by more than 20 companies, including water only, water and wastewater, and suppliers; it is providing a total value of £1.3 million of targeted research.
The projects are client driven and are developed after detailed consultation with individuals who face problems on a day to day basis. Some of these are discussed within the well supported Portfolio Networks: including the GIS User Group (now in its 12th year); the Instrument User Group; and the recently established Disinfection Forum. Other problems come to light when WRc’s scientific and engineering experts are out talking with their contacts. Projects have also been initiated by experts within water companies, exploiting the Portfolio process to share the costs of addressing their needs with others.
The most recent offerings were presented electronically; the glossy brochure has been dispensed with, saving carbon and making it easier for our clients to access. Their response has been excellent and many new projects have just started. These are focused on delivering solutions to our clients to: deal with sewer blockages; improve monitoring and control of wastewater treatment; improved management of sewer pumping stations; getting better scores and rewards from Ofwat; and squeezing more out of existing assets. Companies can still sign up to all of these.
For more information, please visit www.waterportfolio.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org