Meet the Sponsors of Networks November 2021

RPS – Gold Sponsor

Operating for over 20 years, RPS is a leading industry specialist with deep expertise in the delivery of asset management strategies for our water industry clients.

RPS, founded in 1970, is a leading global professional services firm. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

Our unique ‘Strategy to Operations’ approach considers all aspects of water management (clean and wastewater), challenges the status quo and delivers optimised solutions for our clients that meet and exceed their regulatory objectives.

We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with. Collaborative governance with our clients and their stakeholders ensures we deliver continuous improvement, business benefit and network efficiency while minimising environmental and social impacts.

Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.

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Artesia – Silver Sponsor

Artesia is a dynamic and forward-thinking consultancy based around data science serving the water sector since 2008.

We use a combination of our extensive industry knowledge and expert data science skills to provide specialist solutions, consultancy and technical support in water resource management, water supply planning, asset management and water conservation.

We are a multi-disciplinary team with extensive experience of work in the UK and the international water supply sectors. We provide strategic and practical advice to support solutions that deliver a sustainable future for water resources and water supply management. Artesia provides policy advice through to implementable solutions, which take account of the environmental, economic, social and technological challenges and opportunities facing today’s water sector.

Artesia carry out work for most of the UK water companies, UKWIR, Regulators, the supply chain, Government, and NGOs. This wide customer base gives us a strong understanding of internal and external perspectives and issues relating to water supply. Working as a team, we bring a wide range of skills, knowledge, perspective, experience and personality to each project we undertake.

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Morrison Water Services – Bronze Sponsor

Morrison Water Services vision is to be the leading service provider in the water and wastewater infrastructure sectors in the UK.

Morrison Water Services has a proud history of working collaboratively with our clients in the water sector to design, construct, repair, renew, refurbish and maintain water and wastewater infrastructure in the UK.

Our pedigree comes from Morrison Utility Services and a long-established history of utility service provision over the last few decades. Morrison Water Services understands the demands of the regulated water sector, and has significant experience in the delivery of water and wastewater services. Our focus as a company is to support our clients to meet their business plan targets in relation to key outcome such as the reduction in leakage and maintaining water quality, elimination of flooding and associated pollution incidents.

Our business can offer a broad range of support that includes operational services and delivery of complex capital engineering schemes. We exploit the use of innovation to help us deliver efficiencies, excellence in customer service, improved engagement with stakeholders and with focus on achieving our clients’ carbon net zero aspirations.

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 Water Research Centre – Gold Sponsor

Water Research Centre Limited (WRc) is primarily an Independent Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Growth.

We currently operate across Water, Environment, Gas and Resource Management sectors, with clients that include regulators, water and gas utility companies, governmental organisations, NGOs, trade organisations, industrial manufacturers and waste management companies.

Building on a legacy in the international water and environment sector stretching back over 92 years, combined with the knowledge of approximately 150 staff based in Swindon, we bring a shared purpose of discovering and delivering new and exciting solutions that enable our clients to meet the challenges of the future.

WRc has a clear business strategy to achieve sustainable growth and we are now in our third year of this successful strategy. We have developed a series of complimentary products and service offerings that are truly innovative to the sector. This strategy has been developed through in-depth market analysis and engagement with a variety of industry stakeholders to increase our value propositions within a number of business areas in which we are active, such as; Asset Management, Infrastructure, Treatment Process, Catchment, WRc Academy (includes our Bookshop), Resource Efficiency and NCET (National Centre of Environmental Toxicology). WRc also has significant Evaluation and Testing Facilities on site which are used in the development and testing of technologies.

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