Water security is now identified amongst the top three global risks to business by commentators such as McKinsey and the World Economic Forum. Even in the UK, water supply is a constraint on development in areas of SE England.

This group exists to help companies, researchers and other agencies engaged in the development of technologies and services to take advantage of commercial opportunities related to global pressures on water from climate change, population growth, rising quality-of-life aspirations, urbanisation and pollution.

The scope of activity covered by the group includes but is not limited to; transport, treatment, use and disposal; network management, leakage, sensors and telemetry; the protection of water and water-based ecosystems in the natural environment, flooding and urban water management and desalination. The interactions of the ‘water sector' with other parts of the economy such as agriculture, mining, sustainable future cities, energy, waste management, space technologies, and health will be part of the content of these pages, as will the recovery of value from water-based waste streams, (energy, priority substances such as phosphorus, metals). 

Within the Sustainable Management of Water area we have three sub-groups for members with specific interests:

Managing Water and Wastewater at Source

Low Impact Water and Wastewater Treatment

Environmental Measurement

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European Innovation Platform for Water: 1st Annual Conference

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Contact Us

KTN is here to help your business or organization with its networking and project development needs.  We can assist you with collaboration-building, funding advice and proposal development.

If you have specific interests that fall within our Key Priorities under Sustainable Water Management then you may find it useful to contact one of our knowledge transfer specialists for this Priority Area.

·       Jonathan Abra    

·       Terry Simms

·       Professor Carolyn Roberts

General enquiries about our services or activities can be directed in the first instance to:

The Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovation Suite, The Heath, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 4QX

Tel:          +44 (0)1928 515662

Twitter: @KTNUK_SRE


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Wed 03 Jul 2013

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Tue 01 Oct 2013

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Tue 10 Sep 2013

British Water SME International Group meeting

09:30 until 16:30

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