News | October 19, 2015

British Water Supports UK Innovation At Aquatech

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  • Strong UK presence at Aquatech Amsterdam 2015
  • British Water joins UK Pavilion to highlight innovation
  • Delegates encouraged to make new global links

A leading UK trade organisation has promised to help companies make the most of the opportunities at global water event Aquatech Amsterdam 2015. British Water, which promotes UK technology and trade links, will be part of the UK Pavilion run by the Government Department for Trade and Investment (UKTI) and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

It is the first time British Water has taken a stand at Aquatech, which takes place at RAI Amsterdam from 3-6 November 2015 and is one of the most important global events in the water industry calendar. Eight UK companies are taking part in the UK Pavilion, with 14 exhibiting elsewhere.

Business opportunities
British Water chief executive Ashley Roe said: “This is an exciting time for the water industry, both in terms of the challenges and the opportunities which lie ahead. British Water works on behalf of our members to generate business opportunities and to find ways of supporting investment and innovation in the industry.

“Taking part in events such as Aquatech can help British companies find new opportunities and explore new markets which British Water is keen to do everything possible to support.”

British Water, which represents more than 180 businesses and lobbies to promote investment and support research and development, will be hosting networking events alongside the UKTI and the Birmingham Chamber.

Award-winning technology
Among the innovative UK water businesses taking part in Aquatech 2015 are Guildford-based Modern Water, which manufactures water-monitoring equipment to detect trace elements; Cheshire-based Arvia, which has developed a radical new way to remove micro-pollutants and Lancashire’s atg UV Technology, which has been nominated for the Aquatech Wastewater Innovation Award.

The British Water stand will showcase the work of six British companies – Aqualogy, Aquam Water Services, Bio Systems Europe, Bluewater Bio, Impact Solutions and

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Lila Thompson, International Director at British Water said: “Aquatech brings together thousands of water and wastewater experts from around the world. It is something we really wanted to support – especially to help smaller and medium-sized companies make the most of opportunities.

“Aquatech attendees include water industry experts, academics, government representatives, trade organisations and people working for utilities. We want to make sure all the UK companies taking part get as much as they can out of the event.”

Aquatech features around 800 exhibitors from around the world and runs alongside the Amsterdam International Water Week.

Stuart Whitehill of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce said: “I am delighted British Water is joining the UK Pavilion because they are the leading UK trade association for this industry. It will help give UK companies the best possible chance to present their products to the 19,000 delegates who will be attending Aquatech.”

About British Water
British Water is the lead representative and business development organisation for the UK water industry supply chain.

Source: British Water