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Everflow CEO Josh Gill discusses the need for the water industry to focus on advances in machine learning, open data and AI as well as what the sector can learn from innovation in finance.
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To mark the launch of the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence, Spring, on 20 December, client programme director Shaunna Berendsen discusses the importance of customer buy-in to innovation and the need to make utilities ‘cool’.
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After more than 30 years in the utilities sector, UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) CEO Steve Kaye reflects on the optimum conditions for innovation and the importance of shifting mindsets from new to renew.
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Thames Water’s head of data science Jethro Yates caught up with Utility Week Innovate off the back of wins at the UK IT Industry Awards for both data science and digital transformation projects of the year.
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Utility Week speaks to Institute of Customer Service chief executive Jo Causon about the opportunities for utilities to tap into growing consumer zeal for sustainable products and services. She stresses that while the public is keen to go green, businesses must also counter concerns around the cost of doing so.
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As the UK’s ageing fleet of nuclear power stations begins to close – until recently a steady source of low-carbon baseload generation – Utility Week speaks to Simon Morrish, chief executive at XLinks, about its plans to transmit cheap solar power thousands of kilometres across the Atlantic seabed from the sun-drenched deserts of Morocco to help fill the looming gap.
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UW Innovate caught up with Yasmin Ali – energy innovation project manager at BEIS – to reflect on her 11 years in utilities ahead of her appearance at Utility Week’s Adapting for Net Zero Conference 2021.
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Water UK's Sam Larsen talks to Utility Week about the encouraging first week of COP26 where the trade body drew global attention for the route map to net zero it coordinated and published last year. With others keen to learn from the UK's approach to decarbonising the water sector, Larsen discusses progress made in the 12 months since the route map was published.
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As part of our Countdown to COP series, Anglian Water’s chief executive argues that climate change mitigation and adaptation must be given equal focus. He also discusses the key challenges for the water sector in achieving net zero, including the approach that should be taken to offsetting emissions.
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