And the award goes to...

The finalists of the second annual Water Industry Achievement Awards have been chosen and, judging by the success of last year's event, the awards dinner promises to be a night to remember

Following a successful debut in 2007, the Water Industry Achievement Awards (WIAAs) 2008 are set to be a highlight of Sustainabilitylive! and IWEX.

The winners will be named and presented with their awards at a black-tie dinner at the International Conference Centre, Birmingham, on 21 May 2008.

Created by two of the industry's leading publications - Faversham House Group's sister titles Water & Wastewater Treatment and WET News - the WIAAs recognise and reward excellence over the past 12 months in the UK water industry.

Water companies, authorities, the whole supply chain, and research establishments were invited to enter the awards and two new categories have been added for 2008.



Water Industry Achievement Awards
finalists & sponsors


PARTNERSHIP INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Daniel Contractors
Southern/4D/MH/MP
The Integrated Alliance

PEOPLE INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR
Daniel Contractors
Imtech Process
May Gurney IS
Yorkshire Water

Community Campaign of the Year
Southern Water
Three Valleys Water

Sustainability Award
Aquabio
Biwater Treatment
South West Water

Innovative Technology of the Year
Aquabio
eSAY/RPS Water
Siltbuster

Customer Care Initiative of the Year
Biwater Treatment
Clancy Docwra/Southern Water
Southern Water/4D

Health & Safety Initiative of the Year
Biwater Treatment
Daniel Contractors
Enpure
KMI Plus
May Gurney IS

Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Water Industry
Winner to be announced on the night



Here are the judges ...
Two panels of industry experts have chosen the winners of the WIAA 2008.

Judges for the Technological Innovation Award
  • Dr Ian Pallet, technical director, British Water
  • Tom Hall, senior consultant, WRc
  • Professor Tom Stephenson, head of the School of Applied Sciences, Cranfield University
  • Steve Kaye, manager of innovation at Anglian Water Services
  • Frank Rogalla, director of the global advanced technology team at Black & Veatch
Judges for all other categories
  • John Aldridge, commercial director, British Water
  • Barrie Clarke, director of communications, Water UK
  • Darryl Newport, director of sustainability at the Graduate School, University of East London
  • Nick Reeves, executive director, CIWEM
  • Carol Hickman, executive director, Society of British Water and Wastewater Industries
  • David Hellier, water business manager, Energy & Utility Skills.

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