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Future Water Association Members meeting with Ofwat

6th September 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Future Water Association will be meeting with OFWAT as part of our regular six-monthly programme where we bring your views to the regulator.

The next meeting is on 6th September at OFWAT’s London offices, from 11:00am – 12:30 pm 

The focus of the meeting will be to discuss the ‘Driving Transformational Innovation in the Sector’ consultation document. The consultation sets out the regulators views around innovation and outlines possible options for the future.

The outputs from the meeting on 6th September will formulate the Future Water Association’s response to the consultation document, so this is a great opportunity to express your views.

There are several questions that OFWAT asks:

1. What are the main barriers to innovation in the sector and why?

2. Do you think that the financial support (such as an innovation fund of up to £200m) cited in section three is required to stimulate innovation in the sector? If so, is the amount of funding enough?

3. If the innovation funding should operate through a competition model? Or should it form part of the ODI’s and assessed against successful roll-out of innovations across a water company?

4. Could Industry work better together through for example ‘a sector wide innovation strategy’ of ‘centre of excellence driving innovation’ or ‘open-data approach’

5. Could they as a regulator function differently to stimulate innovation and create an environment that supports new ideas into the sector?

In addition to the meeting with OFWAT, Future Water Association will be providing a formal written response to the consultation. The deadline date for comments is 20th September and a copy of the consultation can be seen here.

If you would like to attend this meeting (places are strictly limited) please email admin@futurewaterassociation.com to request a place. If you cannot attend the meeting but have views on the consultation please send your comments to alastair@futurewaterassociation.com


6th September 2019
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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London, WC1B 3HF
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