Lord Maude endorses the UK Water Partnership

Francis Maude

Speaking at the World Water-Tech Investment Summit in London on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade & Investment said, “Last year the UK Water Partnership was launched to bring together expertise across industry, policy makers and the research community.

The Partnership will enable the UK to respond more effectively to the challenges of global water security and the need for resilience in a changing environment,” he added.

Tony Rachwal, Director, the UK Water Partnership said, “The Partnership will help catalyse the translation of the UK’s wealth of leading environmental, social and physical science into practical and commercial outcomes.”

Mark Lane, Director, the UK Water Partnership added, “The UK has world-class expertise across the water technology sector and a key priority for the UK Water Partnership is to grow our share of the global water market, estimated to be $50 billion by 2020,” he said.

“The UK Water Partnership is a relatively young organisation, so recognition at ministerial level is a significant endorsement of the role that we are now playing in helping to establish the UK as an innovative powerhouse in the global water technology sector,” he confirmed.