Sell-out Awards Dinner opens Institute of Water Annual Conference

Boathouse 7 in Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard was packed to the gunnels for the Institute of Water President’s Dinner & Awards last week.

After missing a year it was clear people were eager for a face-to-face event as the dinner sold out soon after tickets were released.

Guests assembled for drinks in the Mary Rose Museum where they were greeted by the newly-elected Institute of Water President Bob Taylor, CEO of Portsmouth Water, before taking a short stroll to the nearby Boathouse 7 for the Dinner & Awards. After starter and main course Bob took the stage to present the Awards.

Lynn Cooper, CEO at the Institute of Water, announced the first awards for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) before handing over to Steve Youell, Head of Emergency Planning & Security at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water and Immediate Past Chair of the Institute. The first winners on stage were Proteus Instruments Ltd, winners of the National Innovation Award. Rob Stevens, MD of Proteus Instruments, said:
“We’re all immensely proud, humbled and excited to have received the Institute of Water National Innovation Award for Proteus. Proteus represents 8 years of R&D, hard work, collaboration and teamwork both within RS Hydro and Proteus Instruments and with its clients. It’s an exciting time for us especially with the forthcoming changes in legislation with the Environment Bill 2021 and a recognition that we as a country, and as a global population, need to protect and increase the resilience of our water resources. If we can measure it, we can manage it and that is where Proteus will provide the step-change in approach to water resource management, wastewater process control & pollution monitoring. Thank you to everyone who has been part of the journey so far.”

Read the full Press Release and see all of the Award winners: Institute Of Water 29-09-21 2021 Awards