2022 will see the return of the Water Industry Awards in person, reuniting the industry to celebrate the incredible work of the UK water sector.

In June 2022, the water sector will be gathering together once again to celebrate the achievements of water companies and their partners over the past year. To celebrate the incredible hard work that has kept the taps running through 2021, and to mark the wonderful opportunity to be together again, face to face, we'll be holding a summer party to remember, at The Vox, Birmingham.

As ever, the Water Industry Awards will award the very best practice from the frontline of the water sector. We’re looking for entries from all companies – large and small, water companies themselves and their industry partners – who can show evidence of innovation, creativity, efficiency and outstanding customer service.

With 19 categories to choose from, there are plenty of opportunities to recognise and celebrate your team, company and colleagues. New categories for this year include the Groundbreaker Award, celebrating the most innovative technology the industry has to offer; the Smart Water Networks Awards, seeking projects that are maximising the potential of the digital revolution; and Pollution Mitigation Initiative of the Year, for those tackling one of the most pressing issues of this year and beyond.

The awards are organised by Utility Week Innovate, the new home of WWT, and will have a special focus on innovation and its applicability to the wider industry. Entries will follow the same rigorous two-stage judging process, assessed by an esteemed panel of industry experts who are looking for evidence of tangible benefits – to customers, to the environment, and to companies themselves.

Good luck – we can’t wait to see you there.

Ellen Bennett
Portfolio director, Utility Week & Utility Week Innovate

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