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UK Water Partnership launches facilities register to accelerate innovation

The UK Water Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a new publicly available and searchable register of testing and demonstration facilities, which will benefit water technology developers and researchers.

The Tapping the Potential report identified a clear need for researchers and developers to test new water technologies and processes in facilities that represent realistic deployment situations. There is already a wealth of research and testing facilities spread across the UK, yet it has been difficult to locate information about such facilities.

Funded by Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service and the Natural Environment Research Council, this facilities register allows technology developers and researchers to easily search and identify facilities that best meet their needs and to contact the owners and operators for access.  This will accelerate the route to market and abort unnecessary expenditure in replicating test facilities that already exist.

If your organisation has research and testing facilities and would like to add them to the Register, please fill in this short questionnaire and contact WRc: FacilitiesRegister@wrcplc.co.uk .

 

For further information about the UK Water Partnership, please contact:

Alexa Bruce, Secretariat, The UK Water partnership

Email: alexa.bruce@www.theukwaterpartnership.org

India-UK Water Security Capability Exchange Initiative

In early 2016, the UK is inviting a delegation of 10 senior water managers and decision makers to take part in a high level capability exchange initiative to share knowledge on water security and the Ganges clean-up. A seven day visit to the UK is planned for 13-20 February 2016 and a progressive and informative agenda has been developed, bringing together UK key policymakers, regulators, researchers and water industry specialists to engage with Indian counterparts. The visit aims to promote direct engagement between UK and Indian water planners and implementers, so as to exchange knowledge on governance and regulation, science and innovation, and UK water sector capability. This initiative was announced in the joint statement between the UK and India following Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Cameron’s meeting in London in November 2015.

The visit is being coordinated by the UK Water Partnership and funded by a number of UK organisations, including major contributions from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scottish Government and Natural Environment Research Council. Plans for each of the workshop days are currently being developed.

If you would like to discuss the event further and explore the opportunities it may provide for your organisation, please contact the project manager, Dr Harry Dixon at the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (harr@ceh.ac.uk).

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