Water Dragons 2016

water dragons with sponsors hydrosaveThe first heat of 2016 held as part of the Severn Trent Innovation Day on 2 February saw iVapps take the Audience award and Nivus the Dragons award.

Utility Week Live at the NEC was the venue for our second heat on 17 May when Glan Agua took the top prize and Agily were highly commended.

The third heat held at our Camden House HQ saw Vikoma, Swift Comply and Hydraulic Analysis progress to the final hosted by Hydrosave and South Staffs Water.

The Water Dragons 2016 Final took place on 28th November in from of a live audience at the offices of South Staffs Water and winners were announced at our 30th Anniversary Awards lunch in February. Nivus took the overall award, and highly commended trophies went to Vikoma & Swift Comply.

Seven finalists competed for Water Dragon 2016;Best Innovation, Best Presentation; Audience Award. The judges were:

Richard Price, Director of Engineering & Construction, Southern Water
Stewart Bell, Head of Water Process, Utilities, Skanska UK
Pete Aspley, Wholesale Service Delivery Director, South Staffs Water
Jon Brigg, Innovation Manager, Business Support Group, Yorkshire Water
Stuart Mobbs, Technical Director, Hydrosave
Jonathan Abra, Water Theme Lead, KTN

The goal of Water Dragons is to come up with a business idea, development that is innovative, unique and meets a sector need. The judges will be looking at:

  • The product/service
  • The innovation
  • The business case
  • The market potential
  • The live audience of nearly 50 people were drawn from all aspects of the water sector.


water dragons heatThe entrants were:

Hydraulic Analysis