Climate change, population growth and decreasing natural supplies mean that demand for water is expected to grow over the coming decades. Meanwhile ageing infrastructure often means limited solutions for better water and drainage.
A critical national resource, those who play a role in providing the UK with water bear a huge responsibility to society. Finding innovative ways to increase supply, reduce wastage and meet demands on water and waste will be a key strategic priority in the years to come.
EIC’s water taskforce brings together our members working in this space. This includes muti-nationals, waste and water specialists, and technology providers.
The Environment Act provides new opportunities for engagement. There is a desire for closer industry collaboration through water management plans, statutory changes around drainage and sewerage, further protection for the environment around flooding and abstraction and a modernisation of the process for securing and modifying water and sewerage licences. It will provide a platform to showcase how member technology and services can help meet government ambitions in this space.
The group informs EIC’s thought-leadership in this area producing innovative yet tangible proposals to encourage innovations in water, responds to government consultations, holds events, writes articles for industry press and regularly welcomes policymakers and industry experts as guests.
The Water taskforce meets quarterly. The chair is Milaila Bentz of Jacobs and vice chairs are TBC.
EIC groups activity programme 2023
Our forward-look activity plan for our taskforces and working groups.
EIC Live 2023
Upcoming events programme from EIC.
Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
Member-only briefing exploring the key announcements.
Innovation and a green economic recovery
Slides from EIC Green Data webinar series.
Innovation Audit of the 25 Year Environmental Plan
EIC and Ramboll explore potential for innovation to deliver 25YEP ambitions.
EIC's sectoral analysis of key announcements.
Environment Bill inquiry
EIC responds to the Joint Select Committee inquiry on the Environment Bill.
Turning the Tide: proposals to reform flood policy
EIC members produce a 10 point plan to tackle increasing floods.