Innovation is key for the UK water industry to survive and thrive in the face of growing regulatory pressures and customer expectations. These challenges are well known: improving asset health and longevity; ensuring water and environmental quality are at the highest possible standards; keeping the water flowing to customers; managing totex; improving customer engagement; and many more.

 Key to a successful, sustainable, and low-cost water and wastewater service relies on breaking down resistance to technological innovation and new ways of working. Regulation and company culture must adapt to encourage risk-taking, allow for failure, and drive long-term benefits for the customer.

Building on the success of the last five years, the 2018 WWT Water Industry Technology Innovation Conference brings you you the chance to work towards an innovative future for the sector, with a series of mini design sprints focused on five key areas, including: leakage, customer experience, sludge & energy, water resources & drought resilience, and partnership working.

What’s more, a raft of industry experts will share their experience and knowledge, address the role of collaboration, and provide you with the tools to facilitate innovation within your organisation.

We look forward to welcoming you to Birmingham for what promises to be an excellent opportunity for networking and knowledge exchange.

James Brockett
Water & Wastewater Treatment (WWT)


This event is relevant to all senior managers and directors working within the water sector with responsibility for:

  • Innovation / R&D
  • Technology / technical knowledge
  • Engineering / asset management
  • Wastewater / operations
  • Finance / investment
  • Sustainability, energy & climate change
  • Strategy & regulation
  • Data & digital
  • Customer experience
  • Leakage
  • Water quality


  • Utilities
  • Consultants / solution providers
  • Technology & equipment providers
  • Government & regulators
  • Academia


WWT is the only print magazine and website addressing the operational issues in the water industry. For the engineers in water companies and water-using manufacturing, WWT provides the information they need to make water work. Authoritative and concise, WWT covers news analysis and commentary, project case studies, technology innovations and industry research spanning all areas of municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment.

For more information, visit: www.wwtonline.co.uk