The Society of British Water & Wastewater Industries (SBWWI) is an active, not-for-profit, trade association representing the interests of UK manufacturers, contractors, consultants, distributors and others supplying the sector.
Its aims are to develop an effective, consultative and innovative supply chain to the UK water industry and to help members serve the industry better by providing a forum for discussion and the dissemination of information.

This year it will be working with edie to promote our water award which seeks to highlight projects that deliver more efficient ways to provide clean water, reduce the environmental impact of processing it or help conserve this precious resource.

Carol Hickman, executive director of SBWWI, said: “The water and wastewater industry has an important role to play in safeguarding the environment.”

“Everyone likes to win an award to have their hard work recognised and appreciated. Our members are working round the clock on projects that lead to practical environmental improvements and we want to give them every opportunity to receive the credit they deserve.”

Sam Bond, edie’s editor said: “We proud to be working together on these awards. We’re keen to join forces with membership organisations like SBWWI as their people are likely to be those working at the cutting edge to drive the sustainability agenda forward – and those are exactly the kind of people we want to hear from.

“It’s a win-win situation – society members get a heads up about an potential award that might otherwise have passed them by, while we reach the widest possible audience, allowing us to attract the highest calibre of entries.”

Now in their fourth year, the Awards for Environmental Excellence are RSA accredited, making them one of just a handful of feeder schemes for the European Business Awards for the Environment”.

Winners are entitled to be considered to represent the UK in the pan-European awards.

Entering the awards could not be easier – those who believe they have a project that shows innovation, goes beyond simple good practice and meets our criteria need only write a brief case study and provide us with their contact details.

The Awards for Environmental Excellence are now in their fourth year and entries must be received by the closing date of May 26.

The best of these will be shortlisted for consideration by our expert panel of judges.

The winners will be announced at a gala dinner at London’s prestigious Hurlingham Club, London in November.

The awards are sponsored by powerPerfector.

SBWWI’s activities include:

  • Regular liaison meetings with water/wastewater companies and Tier 1 contractors, to understand their requirements and procurement processes;


  • Representation to regulators and other government departments;


  • Running high value, low-cost seminars;


  • Publishing literature to keep the industry informed of its members activities.

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