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Water Dragons 2018 Final

7 March

Future Water Association’s Water Dragons provides a unique opportunity for companies to pitch their innovative water products, services or processes to a panel of water sector specialists – the ‘Dragons’ and this year the final will be hosted by ARUP at their offices in London.

Delegates can join us free of charge and be part of the voting audience. Booking forms must be submitted to reserve places. Or why not book an exhibition stand (member rate £195 +Vat, Non-Member rate £245.00 + Vat) and use this meeting of innovative minds as a great opportunity to network whilst promoting your company. Please complete the relevant forms and return to angela@futurewaterassociation.com


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Exhibit at the Water Dragons Final


Products, services or processes put before the Water Dragons must be able to demonstrate clear and distinct benefits and presenters will need to explain how their innovation can make or save money for their clients – the water companies.

In an 10 minute pitch, followed by questions from the Water Dragons, entrants must be able to:

  • Identify the Market need – what challenges is the innovation addressing?
  • Explain clearly and succinctly what makes your product, service or process innovative compared to alternatives.
  • Provide evidence on the potential savings and operational benefits your product or service could generate.

Meet the 2018 finalists:

  • Pontoonworks – Bespoke Modular Pontoon Solutions for the Water Sector
  • Reece Innovation – Hydrapulse – Flusher gates for passively controlling flow &  fluid height in sewers & water systems
  • Christopher Water (Decision Lab & Wheatley Solutions) – Winner of hAQUAthon 2018 
  • Raindrop Harvest – Gravity fed rainwater harvesting system
  • Hydraulic AnalysisRising Main Asset Health Check & Real-Time Burst Detection
  • Wheatley SolutionsPinpoint Asset Management App
  • Royal HaskoningDHVAquasite Flow & Pure – AI Optimisation of Wastewater

Meet the 2018 final Water Dragons:

Sarah Cotterill
Innovation Manager, The Water Hub

Sarah is Innovation Manager at ‘The Water Hub’, an ERDF-supported project which seeks to encourage SMEs to develop solutions to challenges in the water and environment sectors.
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Simon Dray
Managing Director, Hydrosave

Simon has worked in the water industry for 27 years, 10 years as Managing Director of Hydrosave. His career experience is extensive having worked in an engineering consultancy, Anglian Water’s asset management team and with Hydrosave for the past 14 years.
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Andrea Gysin
Head of Research, Development & Innovation, Thames Water

Andrea’s career spans almost 20 years in the water industry, during which time she has worked in blue chip consultancies, start-up and growth businesses.
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Martin Shouler
Environmental Services & Public Health Engineering Skills Leader, ARUP

Martin works on water projects across Building Engineering and Infrastructure. Previously, he was head of the water team at the UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE).
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Carmen Snowden
Principal Consultant, Asset Management Solutions Team, Water Research Centre

Carmen Snowdon, a Chartered Environmentalist, is a Principal Consultant and has been working the field of demand management and customer engagement for over 12 years.
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Caroline Wadsworth
Principal Consultant, Asset Management Solutions Team, Water Research Centre

Caroline manages the Water Innovation Hub for the TWENTY65 research consortium.
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Dr Marie-Pierre Whaley
Interim Asset Director, Affinity Water

Marie has experience in the water industry spanning over 30 years, with the last decade spent successfully leading teams in Northumbrian Water’s Strategic Planning.
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Also joining the judging panel will be Martin Shouler, Associate Director, Arup.


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