Meet the Supporters of Networks November 2021

The BPF Pipes Group is part of the British Plastics Federation, the BPF Pipes Group is a UK trade association representing UK manufacturers of plastic piping systems. Committed to sustainable construction and using proven research to progress towards a circular economy and net zero, its aims are to provide a forum for the exchange of technical expertise between member companies and to promote the importance of plastic as a pipework material, for the full spectrum of above and below ground, pressure and non-pressure applications.

It plays a key role in initiating and disseminating research and informing and influencing the standards bodies pertaining to plastic pipe systems and works closely with the BPF and TEPPFA, the European Plastic Pipes and Fittings Association.

The BPF Pipes Group comprises technical and working groups covering civils, utilities and building services sectors, and aiming to promote best practice and leave a sustainable legacy.

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CABWI is the only nationally recognised Awarding Organisation specialising in the development and award of vocational qualifications for the water industry.

We offer a range of qualifications in clean and waste water, as well as water efficiency.

Our current portfolio includes competence-based and knowledge-based qualifications, designed, in consultation with industry specialists, to meet the needs of those working in the water industry.

We are also an End Point Assessment Organisation, providing End Point Assessment for the Water Process Technician, Water Process Operative and Water Network Operative Apprenticeship Standards.

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CECA represent civil engineering contractors building and maintaining the UK’s critical infrastructure networks in transport, energy, water, waste and communications. We stand up for the interests of over three hundred firms employing close to 250,000 people and delivering work worth around £15 billion every year.

We maintain close relationships with clients, government and the media to ensure the our members’ expertise is shared as widely as possible.

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Energy & Utility Skills is at the forefront of bringing our industry leaders together to identify and address the skills challenges our sector faces. It provides membership, assurance and skills solutions to help employers attract, develop and retain a sustainable skilled workforce. It collaborates with employers to support their workforce needs and sector-wide workforce mobility.

Energy & Utility Skills works across the UK to ensure the water sector has a competent, resilient and sustainable workforce. As an expert voice in workforce renewal strategy and assuring competence, it works with UK policy makers, regulators, regulated water business, new entrants to the sector, plus the vital delivery partners to inform UK-wide workforce and skills policy, strategy and legislation.

Energy & Utility Skills offers a range of services including the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR), the online register of training and skills for the energy and utilities sector. Approved training schemes that result in an EUSR registration include National Water Hygiene and SHEA Water.

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Now in its 12th year, the Global Leakage Summit returns to London as a LIVE and ONLINE event in July 2022.

With a Pre-Conference Workshop on 4th July and a two day Summit on 5th and 6th July, the 2022 Summit will focus on the latest advances in technology and software for data analysis, featuring the most innovative and successful examples of delivering and maintaining reduced leakage levels across the world.

Members of the Future Water Association can claim a 15% discount with registration code FWA15.

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H2O Global News was created to share news and information covering one of the most vital and valuable substances on the planet – water, and to cater for the marketing needs of the companies, organisations and associations that work within the water, wastewater, hydropower and environmental water industries.

In many locations around the world, water is a commodity valued higher than oil, gas and precious metals. H2O Global News features articles and long-form features that are of interest to professionals working across the water industry including water-related technologies, companies, legislation and the environment.
We welcome news and information submissions as well as your latest case studies covering product installs, details of new and improved product development, articles covering mergers and acquisitions as well as details of staff changes and additions.

Our news is aimed at a wide-ranging audience from board members and CEOs to installers and product manufacturing workers. We work hard to ensure the news we feature is relevant and interesting to all.

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The Institution of Mechanical Engineers has been at the heart of the world’s most important and dynamic industries since its formation in 1847. Today, working hard to support our 120,000 members, the Institution is the market leader among professional engineering bodies. It is a go-ahead organisation with global reach that truly represents and reflects the profession: encouraging professional registration and long-term career development.

As a global community of mechanical engineers represented in over 140 countries, the Institution is the largest network of mechanical engineering knowledge, skill and opportunity in the world. With an ever growing membership based outside the UK, we develop and maintain key partnerships with leading multi-national employers to ensure their technical workforces are trained to the highest standard. By equipping engineers with the right skills, knowledge and experience to help them develop, we contribute to strengthening the world’s leading companies.

We are committed to ensuring that the views of engineers are well represented in the public domain. Thanks to its internationally recognised thought leadership around energy, climate change and future transport, the global press trusts the Institution as a source of expert opinion. With a proven track record for understanding the needs of government, our well respected expert knowledge is sought by politicians to shape policy.

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The Institute of Water, founded in 1945, is the only professional body that exclusively supports the careers of anyone working in the UK water industry. We are Inclusive, Non-hierarchical, Supportive, Sociable, Sustainable.

Our objectives are to:

• Engage and inspire individuals
• Partner with employers on professional development
• Collaborate with others to gain an external perspective which adds value to our institute

Our members are drawn from water companies, suppliers, contractors, consultants, regulators and academia. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the water sector, from any discipline and at any stage in their career. We also welcome ‘Company Affiliates’ – organisations working in and around the water sector.

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The Pipeline Industries Guild was formed in 1957. Since then, it has evolved to be the only association world-wide to cater directly for the needs of the pipeline industry, regardless of engineering discipline, application, or qualification.

The Guild’s membership comprises those with interests in pipelines world-wide, transporting hydrocarbon products, chemicals, water, wastewater, and many other substances, both on and offshore. All are governed by the industry’s twin need to combine quality with safety, while at the same time meeting all the latest environmental and legislative requirements.

The Guild is the respected authority within all branches of the pipeline industry, and there are few pipeline engineering problems its members cannot solve. Part of its increasing and unique strength is the Guild’s ability to attract members from all sides of the pipeline industry, whether they be concerned with deep-sea pipelines or with the latest developments on land in no-dig and minimal-disturbance pipe and duct-laying technology.

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SWIG‘s purpose is to make the world of water a better place through the informed use of sensors. We do this by increasing the understanding and use of sensors in water and wastewater processes, in water networks and in the natural environment. We have a varied programme of technical workshops covering all aspects of water sensing, which offer a cost-effective means of keeping up-to-date with sensor developments, new technologies and regulations, whilst fostering collaboration between parties. Invited speakers and enthusiastic audiences are able to debate the practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in water and wastewater.

We are a not for profit information, ideas-exchange, and networking group with a diverse UK-wide membership drawn from the water and process industries, sensor manufacturers and their distributors, academic institutions involved in sensor research, regulatory bodies and consultants working in the field of water management.

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The Water Network is the ​largest online ​knowledge ​sharing ​platform and ​business centre ​for global ​water ​professionals ​with members ​from 190 ​countries and a ​strategic ​initiative to ​reach the goal ​of safe water ​and sanitation ​for everyone, ​everywhere. ​

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The United Kingdom Society for Trenchless Technology is a registered charity involved in the development and promotion of Trenchless techniques and is designed for people and companies involved in the installation of new and renewal or replacement of pipes, sewers or cables. It should also be of special interest to government bodies, environmentalists, or anyone with concern over street works or traffic congestion.

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WaterBriefing is an information service, delivering daily news, company data and product information straight to the desks of purchasers, users and specifiers of equipment and services in the UK water and wastewater industry.

WaterBriefing is more than a website, more than an online magazine and much more than a product directory. WaterBriefing provides news, comment, advice, information and opinion to the water and wastewater community.

WaterBriefing’s expanded content, new features and specialist sections provide its readers with all the information they need to understand emerging industry challenges.

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The Water Industry Process Automation & Control Group (WIPAC) is a LinkedIn Group that was setup in May 2011 to promote the best practices and to knowledge share all things surrounding Instrumentation, Process Automation & Process Control in the Water Industry.

This covers a wide range of subjects from the fundamentals of ICA and its development in the Water Industry to more debateable subjects such as:

Big Data versus Small Information and the use of data in the wider industry
The Smart Water Industry and how it can be used to allow the industry to operate more efficiently
Cyber-security and how the Water Industry can ensure its safety in a digital era
Communications and how this is developing in the modern water industry
and many more areas wherever the conversations go

As part of the mission of WIPAC a monthly magazine is produced for the benefit of the group to promote the best applications in the form of case studies and articles as well as highlighting the latest industry news and the direction the industry is moving towards.

WIPAC is to be formed as a company in late 2018 where it will offer a number of different services to primarily the UK Water Industry but also the global water industry as a whole.

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