All water award entries will be put through a rigorous two-stage judging process, reviewed by our panel of independent experts. 

Angie Needle

Director of strategy; Founder - Cadent Gas; Women's Utility Network (WUN)

Angie is Director of strategy at Cadent Gas where she is responsible for creating the transformational strategies for the company. Prior to that she held a range of positions at Centrica, including heading up their contracting strategy that supports 10,000 read more

Ceris Van de Vyver

Head of water consulting, UK - Isle Utilities

Ceris is a water industry professional with over 20 years proven scientific expertise in clean water, wastewater and an in-depth knowledge of public health and water quality. She has held senior management positions in several water companies, was an Inspector read more

Dr. Ana Soares

Senior lecturer in biological engineering - Cranfield Univeristy

Dr Ana Soares is a Senior lecturer in Biological Engineering at Cranfield University in the UK. Dr Soares research explores the underpinning science required to develop and manage bioreactors employing new biological organisms, cultures or pathways in order to optimise read more

Karen Light

Director of client solutions - WRc

Karen is WRc’s Director of client solutions with over 25 years’ experience of working in the water, waste and environmental sectors. She is a member of the Executive team and is helping to implement WRc’s ambitious growth and development strategy. read more

Lila Thompson

Chief executive - British Water

Lila is responsible for British Water’s strategic direction. Lila was formerly responsible for the delivery of British Water’s international services leading scoping visits to a wide range of markets including Saudi Arabia, Libya, Morocco, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, China and India. read more