Water Dragons 2020 heat winners finalised

At a virtual session, forming part of Future Water Networks 2020, seven companies competed for a place in the Water Dragons 2020 final.  We are delighted to announce that joining winners from earlier in the year are:

  • Heat winner – Electroscan with their ‘Machine-Intelligent Multi-Sensor DELTA Pressurised Leak Detection Solution’
  • Highly Commended – Aqualogic with their ‘Virtual domestic water audit’

Commenting on the heat of Water Dragons, CEO Paul Horton said:

We are always so excited to see what people can come up with to help solve the varied challenges faced by the water sector. Water Dragons echoes the sentiments of what OFWAT is hoping to achieve with the launch of its innovation fund. Our organisation also champions the use of collaboration within the sector, such as that displayed by the entrants in last weeks session, who all showed great ideas that could help support the ambition statements set out in the UK Water Companies Innovation Strategy.

Alastair Moseley as Chair of judges added:

Innovation is at the heart of Future Water and the chance to support new technology and creative thinking is what we are about. This year has not only seen some great ideas through Water Dragons but also across a very diverse range of areas where innovation can make a difference, including leakage reduction, sewage treatment optimisation, flood risk mitigation and customer engagement. This really stands us apart from many other innovation competitions and the final session at Future Water Networks 2020 was no exception. We are looking forward now to our final which will be held early in 2021 and which is sure to be an unmissable event.

Notes for Editors

Previous Heat winners in 2020:

Water Dragons at Floodex 2020 – 26 February

  • Heat winner – Radio Data Networks with their sewer flow regulator
  • Audience winner – Rescaype UK Ltd with their micronised, biodegradable, water-soluble polymer for soil amelioration/conditioning

Water Dragons at the Future Water 2050 Innovation Strategy Session – 30 July, 2020

  • Heat winner – Qinov8 with their AQUAPEA® leak prevention device

About Water Dragons:

Future Water launched Water Dragons in 2008. It provides a unique opportunity for companies to pitch product, service or process innovations to a panel of senior water company executives and industry specialists, the ‘Water Dragons’.

Now in its thirteenth year, Water Dragons continues to evolve. 2020 saw heats attract a wide range of entries from across the sector and the introduction of virtual Water Dragons.

The panel of judges or ‘Dragons’ are different for each heat and are drawn from a variety of water companies, businesses, industry and academia.

The initiative is sponsored by Hydrosave

The Water Dragons final will take place in early 2021. 

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