Innovation Day 2015 Supporters

Blue Gold Marketing provides expert marketing advice and services for the water industry. Based in Germany and active all over the world, Blue Gold Marketing supports SMEs, technology and engineering companies, utilities, industrial water users, NGOs and international organisations in launching new initiatives and penetrating new markets, becoming thought leaders, getting their message straight and projecting the right image.


The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM), is the professional body which represents over 7,000 waste professionals working in the sustainable resources and wastes management sectors- predominantly in the UK but also overseas. CIWM sets the professional standards for individuals working in the industry and has various grades of membership determined by education, qualification and experience.


The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) provides a leading industry voice helping shape the future policy direction within the sector. Using its wealth of expertise and over 100 years of experience, it acts to further the best interests of its members and the wider community in working towards a sustainable, energy secure and efficient future. EUA has five organisational divisions - Utility Networks, the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), the Industrial & Commercial Energy Association (ICOM), the Hot Water Association (HWA) and the Manufacturers’ Association of Radiators and Convectors (MARC).



The Institute of Water, founded in 1945, is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water sector. The Institute of Water supports the careers of people working in all professions and at all levels across the UK water sector by offering a unique and independent learning, development and networking framework. Membership offers people who work in water (regardless of their qualifications or discipline/department) the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and develop within the sector.


The Society of British Water & Wastewater Industries (SBWWI) is an active, not-for-profit trade association, representing the interests of UK manufacturers, contractors, consultants and others supplying the UK water industry. Its aims are to help members serve the industry better by providing a forum for discussion and the dissemination of information. SBWWI has become recognised as the foremost Trade Association for the supply chain within the UK Water Industry.

The UK Water Partnership is a new private-public partnership bringing together industry, policymakers and the research community to provide the key to unlocking a $500bn global water market and tackling water security issues though a strategic approach to research, innovation and global clients.  It has two primary goals:

  • To improve understanding, cooperation and coordination across the diverse water community, allowing the UK to respond more effectively to the challenges of global water security and the need for resilience in a changing environment
  • To more effectively deliver and implement research outputs and innovation, so that the UK wins a greater share of the global water market.


WaterBriefing is the UK’s leading online daily dedicated news, analysis and intelligence service for business professionals in the water sector covering both UK and international issues.  Their combination of insight and analysis of news, legislation and policy developments has made it a widely-read, influential and well-respected source of information. The Waterbriefing readership includes clients, contractors, water companies, the investment community, MPs, regulators and Parliamentary Committees.

They  feature:

  • Industry news – the top international, national and regional stories  
  • Company news - contract wins, clients, upcoming tenders and business opportunities
  • Existing and upcoming legislation and policy updates - key drivers behind many of the sector’s investment decisions


Wet Network: connecting water sector innovators with investors.

Wet Network has been connecting innovators in the water sector and funders for nearly ten years. The regular evening seminar held in London provides a platform to showcase new thinking, technology and solutions to help better manage our water systems. The event is co-hosted by Arup, the international engineering consultancy, and Pinsent Masons, the international law firm; both bring unique insights to innovation in the sector. To date, Wet Network has showcased over 125 innovative water technologies, a good number of which have gone on to full commercialisation.

Further information can be found at

Jayne Matwiejczyk head of communicationsTel: +44 (0) 1793 865075