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Water Dragons 2018 Final

7th March 2019

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

The final will run from 10am until 4pm approx. Before hearing from the finalists – there will be brief introductory presentations from Martin Shouler, Arup, Jack Hopwood, Clarivate Analytics and Mark Smith, WRc plus a panel session where the judges will be sharing their views on innovation.

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It promises to be a day of ideas, views, creativity, interaction and networking!


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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:

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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Shaunna Cubberley
Head of Innovation Engagement, Anglian Water

Having previously worked in commercialisation, marketing and for a leading technology consultancy, Shaunna is now head of innovation engagement at Anglian Water.
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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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Alastair MoseleyAlastair Moseley
Director, H20 WEM Ltd

Alastair is a Director of Water and Environmental Consultancy, H2O WEM Ltd which provides strategic technical and business development support to organisations operating in the water and environmental sectors.
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Martin Shouler
London Water Leader, Arup

Martin is a public health engineer working on water projects across both Infrastructure and Buildings sector. He leads on Arup’s Venturi water innovation service in partnership with WRc and is responsible for the water innovation series ‘Wet Networks’.
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Carmen Snowdon
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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7th March 2019
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