Finalists in the 19 categories comprising the 2022 Water Industry Awards have been announced.

The 2022 edition marks the 16th year of the Water Industry Awards, with this year’s ceremony taking place on Wednesday, 29 June 2022 at Birmingham’s Hilton Metropole, where the industry will meet to celebrate the outstanding work of UK water companies and their supply chains.

We can now reveal the finalists in the 19 categories at this year’s event.

“As ever, the Water Industry Awards will award the very best practice from the frontline of the water sector,” Ellen Bennett, portfolio director, Utility Week and Utility Week Innovate – which organizes the awards – said of this year’s event.

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Full list of finalists

Alliance or Partnership Initiative of the Year

  • Bristol Water, Network Plus and Lewis Civil Engineering – Bristol Water Network Maintenance Intelligent Partnership
  • Greater London Authority’s Collaboration Partnership, with Thames Water and Affinity Water, alongside TfL, Cadent, SGN, UK Power Networks, Network Rail – Collaboration Partnership
  • FYLD and Morrison Water Services
  • Living with Water partnership supported by Stantec is Yorkshire Water, Hull City Council, East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Environment Agency, and University of Hull – LWW Phase II: creating long term resilience through a blue-green systems-based approach
  • Northern Ireland Water, BSG, DPS, RPS, EPS & McAdam Design – Northern Resilience Phase 3
  • Scottish Water, Royal HaskoningDHV, ESD, EPS – Nereda technology at Inverurie WWTP
  • Thames Water & Barhale Alliance – Tunnels & Aqueducts Programme: Delivering a step-change
  • WSP and Article 25 – Collège Amadou Hampaté BA


Asset Management Initiative of the Year

  • Abloy UK – CIPE Manager – Security Management System
  • Anglian Water and Business Modelling Associates – How Adaptive Planning Builds Resilience
  • Northern Ireland Water – Pilot Plant Systems
  • Anglian Water and Samotics – Samotics’ asset health monitoring system SAM4 for Anglian Water
  • Binnies UK – Digital and Dynamic Asset Management Plans
  • Galliford Try – Ultra-Filtration Modular Build at West Hyde WTW
  • SES Water in partnership with Echologics and Atkins – DMA Asset Health
  • Water Research Centre – The Expert Resin Lining Group (ERLG) and UKAS accredited Nominated Certifying Body


Consultancy of the Year

  • APEM
  • Binnies UK
  • Clearsight Energy
  • Isle Utilities
  • Stantec
  • Wood


Contractor of the Year

  • Galliford Try
  • Jet Aire Services
  • Network Plus
  • MWH Treatment


Customer Initiative of the Year

  • Galliford Try – “Life Changing” Customer Service at Eyemouth
  • Lanes Group – Customer Advocacy Programme
  • Severn Trent – Improving the Flooding Journey
  • Skewb – Developer Services Transformation
  • South Staffs Water – in collaboration with Echo Managed Services and OnSite – Creation of Proactive Customer Operations Centre
  • South West Water – Our Strategic Approach to Addressing Affordability & Vulnerability
  • Southern Water and Aqualogic partnership – Water Saving Home Visits Programme
  • WGM Engineering – Collaborative Customer Excellence on the Frontline


Digitalisation Project of the Year

  • Binnies UK – Intelligent Dam Monitoring System (iDMS)
  • Costain and Focus Sensors – Dark Fibres Leak Detection Project
  • FYLD and Morrison Water Services
  • Galliford Try – Cracking the Carbon Challenge with Hypervine
  • Morrison Water Services – Blicker AI – Using new technology to improve data quality
  • MWH Treatment – Thames Gateway Project
  • South East Water and APEM – H2OVER® – fast identification of pollution sources and abstractions
  • Wessex Water and UnifAI Technology – Real-Time Bacteria Monitoring and Alerts Using AI Powered Sensing
  • WSP Flood Defence Investment Tool – FRIP


Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water – How Anglian Water’s religious holiday swap delivers greater inclusion across our business
  • Morrison Water Services and M Group Services Water Division – M Group Services Water Division Womens’ Network (WDWN)
  • Severn Trent Water – PPE Headscarf
  • Stantec – Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group
  • United Utilities – Recruiting a diverse apprenticeship cohort
  • Wood – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative


Drinking Water Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water – Anglian Water’s Slug it Out programme
  • Atkins and Anglian Water SPA – SPA Water Quality management
  • Northern Ireland Water & BSG – Northern Resilience Phase 3
  • Northumbrian Water Group – Mosswood and Lumley water treatment works UV project
  • NWL, Siemens and the University of Sheffield – Water Quality Analytics-As-A-Service
  • Veolia Water & Irish Water – Contractor. (ECI) Early Contractor Involvement Contract – Athlone Phase 1 upgrade


Groundbreaker Award

  • Alva Tech – Sustainable and Chemical-free water treatment device for agriculture
  • Anglian Water – Anglian Water’s Ruthamford network: bringing resilience and flexible supplies to 900,000 customers
  • Kier Utilities and Northern Ireland Water – HIT-M [Hydrogen Intermodal Transport Model]
  • Microvi Biotech – Microvi MicroNiche Engineering Platform Technology
  • Mott MacDonald Bentley and Severn Trent Water – Spernal Sewage Treatment Works Innovation Trial
  • Ovarro and Anglian Water – Enigma3-BB
  • South West Water and South West Lakes Trust – Biosecurity Washdown Facilities at Roadford Reservoir
  • Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Barhale Doosan JV – Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works – Integrated Constructed Wetland


Health & Safety Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water – Anglian Water pioneers the introduction of long handled tools to safeguard workers
  • Barhale – Service Avoidance Initiative
  • Costain and United Utilities – Assurance model
  • HUBER Technology, Mott MacDonald and Yorkshire Water (YWS) – Designing with safety in mind: The new service reservoir access method that eliminates key onsite life-threatening health and safety issues
  • Murphy & Sons and Thames Water Utilities – Reduction of Person Entry during Northern Outfall Remediation
  • Jacobs – de5ign
  • Murphy Group and IMAC – Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning to enable H&S Trending
  • MWH Treatment – MView+


Natural Capital Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water – Anglian Water’s Slug it Out programme: building relationships to support and enhance natural capital in the East of England
  • APEM – COVER+® calculating the natural capital of a geography across different services in one tool
  • Arup – Nature-Based Solution
  • CMDP-JV and Southern Water – Upgrade of Hailsham South Wastewater Treatment Works
  • Irish Water – Stillorgan Reservoir Upgrade Project
  • Yorkshire Water Services – Beyond Nature Land Management Programme
  • Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Barhale Doosan JV – Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works – Integrated Constructed Wetland


Net Zero Carbon Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water with Barclays Bank, BNP Paribas, ING, JP Morgan and Lloyds Bank - Accelerating progress to net zero through sustainable finance: Anglian Water’s industry-first sustainability-linked bond
  • Isle Utilities – Trial Reservoir
  • Metasphere – ART Sewer Wastewater Level Monitoring solution
  • Morrison Water Services and AECOM as Caledonian Water Alliance with Scottish Water – The Glasgow Resilience Programme shared carbon reduction core values
  • MWH Treatment – Net Zero Route Map
  • Severn Trent – Strides toward Net Zero and our transition a circular economy at Severn Trent
  • Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Barhale Doosan JV – Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works – Integrated Constructed Wetland


Pollution Mitigation Initiative of the Year

  • Anglian Water and Binnies UK – Dynamic Blockage Modelling
  • Metasphere – ART Sewer Wastewater Level Monitoring solution
  • Northumbrian Water Group, Esh-Stantec, Turner & Townsend and Retroflo – Johnson Street Storm Overflow Screening Project
  • SPEL Products – SPEL Stormceptor ESR


Rising Star of the Year

  • Kathryn Dalgleish – RSE
  • India Hutchinson – Stantec
  • Craig Hopkinson – Anglian Water Services – Strategic Pipeline Alliance
  • Liam McCabe – Arup
  • Ciaran McGuckin – WSP
  • Andrew McLeod – Jacobs
  • Samuel Mullaney – Stantec
  • Sophie Ward – Wessex Water


Skills and Workforce Initiative of the Year

  • Costain in Joint Venture (‘JV’) with VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bachy Soletanche Ltd with the Supply Chain School – Downloading a Digital Mindset (DDM)
  • Kaymac Marine & Civil Engineering – Commercial Diving Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Water Plus – Supporting employee skills for the future
  • Wood with AEON Health and Fitness – Health and Wellbeing in a Hybrid Work Environment


Smart Water Networks Award

  • Anglian Water – Anglian Water transforms its distribution systems with Enhanced Pressure Monitoring
  • SES Water’s fully smart network – iDMA
  • Southern Water – Calm Networks
  • South West Water – Developing the Calm Valving facility to deliver water awareness courses and prevent offences caused by third parties
  • WSP – Smart drains to create a more resilient Wokingham


Wastewater Innovation Project of the Year

  • CMDP & Veolia Water Technologies – Lowest Phosphate Permits in UK at Hailsham North WwTW & Hailsham South WwTW
  • Irish Water – Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
  • Northumbrian Water Group – Bin the Wipe
  • Thames Water and Lanes Group – Van Pack 2.0
  • Water Research Centre – WRc CSO
  • Wessex Water and UnifAI Technology – Real-Time Monitoring and Alerts for Impact of Wastewater Discharges Using AI and Sensing
  • Yorkshire Water, Stantec and Barhale Doosan JV – Clifton Wastewater Treatment Works – Integrated Constructed Wetland


Water Efficiency Project of the Year

  • Advanced Demand Side Management (ADSM) – Eton College and Aquafund
  • Affinity Water and Skewb – SOS: Save Our Streams
  • Northumbrian Water Group – Leaky Loos
  • Northumbrian Water Group – The Ripple Effect
  • Thames Water and Stantec – Hammersmith Pressure Management and Leakage Reduction Project
  • Water Plus – Be Wise On Water: Improving engagement with water – and water efficiency – amongst organisations of all sizes

Water Retailer of the Year

  • Business Stream
  • Everflow
  • Water Plus