What Happens When you Mix Innovation with Implementation.. Just add Water!

August 04, 2015 Categories: Latest News

The UK Water sector stands to substantially benefit from a recently formed strategic partnership between Arup and WRc.


Mark Fletcher, Arup's Global Water Leader

Mark Smith, CEO, WRc

The rationale behind the initiative has been through recognition that each partner provides complimentary skills, expertise and facilities unique to the sectors which they serve. Bringing those strengths together provides a unique platform to meet a growing need for technology evaluation and accelerated adoption. The focus will be particularly on global water issues.

Mark Fletcher, Arup’s Global Water Leader comments “I have the highest regard for the team at WRc, recognising them as global leaders for industry insight, independent technology evaluation and innovation. I can see the real value in developing this strategic partnership for the benefit of the sector, technology providers and industry users. I am looking forward to the opportunity to bring something new to our clients”.

Mark recently appeared as the keynote speaker at WRc's innovation day this year.

“WRc is equally delighted to form this important partnership. I believe we have created real synergy in aligning ourselves with Arup and their proud reputation for innovation implementation and delivery both in the UK utility sector and the world states Mark Smith, CEO of WRc.  “I am looking forward to the real technology identification and development opportunities and benefits together we can bring to our clients in the water sector”.

The partnership will be kick-starting the relationship with an innovation project – details of which will be unveiled in the forthcoming months. Mark Smith will also be providing a global water technology perspective in the Arup ‘inDepth water perspectives’ – a new global research document being launched in November 2015.

Freya Webb Brand and MarketingTel: +44 (0) 1793 865021