Regarded among the leading events in the water industry’s calendar, the gathering, which took place at The Vox, Birmingham, recognised achievements across 14 categories, including Water Company, People Initiative and Customer Service Initiative of the Year.
Energy & Utility Skills members won in the following categories:
- Customer Service Initiative of the Year: Northumbrian Water Group (with Utileyes)
- Data Project of the Year: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (with Natural Resouces Wales, APEM)
- Drainage & Flood Prevention Initiative of the Year: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water Capital Delivery Alliance (with RainScape)
- Energy & Carbon Initiative of the Year: Severn Trent Energy Demand Management
- Engineering Project of the Year: Dwr Cymru Welsh Water (with Geener Grangetown Water Sensitive Urban Design, Cardiff Council, Natural Resources Wales, Arup, ERH Communications and Civil Engineering Ltd)
- Health and Safety Initiative of the Year: Affinity Water (with New Cable Strike Avoidance Tools)
- Most Innovative Use of an Existing Technology: Severn Trent Online Zetasizer for fully automated coagulation control (with Malvern Panalytical)
- Water Company of the Year: Northumbrian Water Group
- Water Resilience Initiative of the Year: South East Water “Together we know h2ow” – A water and farming partnership initiative to secure long-term water resilience
Nick Ellins, Chief Executive of Energy & Utility Skills, was among the judges, alongside senior figures from leading stakeholder organisations which included the Consumer Council for Water, British Water and UKWIR.
He said: “It was a pleasure to be a part of this ceremony which showcased the very high standards our water companies are delivering. I would like to congratulate both the award winners and the applicants for all they are doing to continue providing excellent services to their customers, communities and the environment.”
Ellins served as Head Judge on the People category, which was won by the Future Water Association’s entry, Young Water Dragons. He added: “I also acknowledge the Association’s dedication to nurturing young talent that have come into the sector and helping them to connect with senior business leaders and their companies.”
Energy & Utility Skills members Anglian Water, Bristol Water, Clancy Docwra, Morrison Utility Services, Scottish Water, South West Water, Southern Water, Thames Water, Wessex Water and Yorkshire Water were also among the nominees.
The event was organised by the producers of WET News, Water and Wastewater Treatment and Utility Week Live. For more, visit the Awards website.