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How can water utilities help move the dial in developing new water technologies and solutions? We’ve all heard of accelerator programmes, but how can they be applied to water utilities? In this episode, we take a deep dive to answer these questions.

In this episode, we chat with Selwyn Rose, Innovation Strategy Manager for United Utilities.

This is the fourth and final episode in a series on Stretching Your Innovation Dollar, where we explore how water utilities can partner with, co-create with and empower innovators both from within their organisations and externally.

Selwyn is part of the team that runs Innovation Lab, a 3-month accelerator program that aims to bring new and groundbreaking water industry technology to market. Selwyn walks us through how the Innovation Lab works and what some of the incredible outcomes have been, not just for United Utilities but for the industry as a whole. …


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In October and November we are exploring the topic: Workforce of the Future.

There are so many themes we could cover so we are diving into the areas that are the hardest to unravel for the water industry. Look out for our events, content and guest speakers over the next few weeks as we look outside the box for novel ideas that address workforce challenges.

A few topics of interest are:

Specialist engineering skills shortages

All over the world, aging assets like dams and bridges are being upgraded and new assets are being built to cater for rapid urbanisation. These upgrades and new projects are worth billions of dollars but according to research by Deloitte and the World Economic Forum, companies are struggling to recruit engineers with enough experience to manage these projects. …


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Believe it or not, the water crisis is here and impacts developed and developing nations alike. According to the United Nations, by 2025, nearly two billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity.

In this episode, we look at how two very different cities are tackling the water security problem and we explore what it’s going to take to secure this fundamental resource for future generations.

We’ll explore the trends, what countries are currently doing to address water security in the face of climate change and what’s getting in the way of taking action on water security? …

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