Businesses from around the world are coming together to tackle some of the biggest issues facing water today. The World Water Innovation Fund will see likeminded water companies share their learnings through never seen before trials, research, seed funding, disruptive thinking and ground breaking technology. Find out more about the founding partners who have already pledged to protect water for generations to come.
Severn Trent is the UK’s second biggest water company. It serves 4.4m homes and business customers in England and Wales. Its region stretches from mid-Wales to Rutland and from north and mid-Wales south to the Bristol Channel and east to the Humber. The company delivers almost two billion litres of water every day through 49,000km of pipes. A further 94,000km of sewer pipes take waste water away to more than 1,000 sewage treatment works.
United Utilities is the UK’s largest listed water company and manages the regulated water and wastewater network in North West England – which includes Cumbria, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside with a combined population of nearly seven million.
United Utilities’ headquarters are in Warrington. Its shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and the FTSE 100 Index. In 2018 the company was awarded World Class Status in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th year in succession and accredited with the Service Mark by the Institute of Customer Service.
The company launched its first Innovation Lab in 2018 which saw applications from 80 suppliers, and resulted in seven finalists developing their ideas with United Utilities. The company’s second Innovation Lab is open for applications until 15 April 2019.
Hunter Water provides drinking water, wastewater, recycled water and some stormwater services to a population of 600,000 people in homes and businesses across the city of Newcastle and the broader Lower Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia. Hunter Water aims to embody innovation, and aspires to being valued by our partners for the part we play in delivering the aspirations for our region. We welcome the opportunity to participate alongside our peers in the Global Innovation Adoption Fund, furthering innovation and collaboration across our sector.
Yarra Valley Water
Yarra Valley Water is Australia’s third largest water utility, and the largest in the state of Victoria where it operates. We deliver essential water and sanitation services to almost two million people in the City of Melbourne’s northern and eastern suburbs. Melbourne is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities - by 2036 we will be serving an additional 500,000 people, approximately a quarter of our current customer base.
We manage nearly $5 billion worth of assets across 4,000 square kilometres. We buy water from the bulk supplier, Melbourne Water, for distribution to our customers and remove and treat sewage, most of which is transferred to Melbourne Water Treatment Plants. The rest is treated at our ten regional plants, several of which recycle water for use in homes, sports fields and public spaces.
We currently generate around a quarter of our own energy needs at our ReWaste facility, and plan to expand our renewable power generation activities to meet our goal of producing 100 per cent of our energy from renewable sources by 2025. We were the first water company in the world to join the United Nations Global Compact and sign up to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals – living into our commitment to help create a fairer and more sustainable world.
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, the largest municipal water and power utility in the US, was established more than 100 years ago to deliver reliable, safe water and electricity to 4 million residents and businesses in Los Angeles.
LADWP provides its 681,000 water customers and 1.4 million electric customers with quality service at competitive prices.
City West Water
City West Water is one of three metropolitan Melbourne's water businesses owned by the Victorian Government. We provide drinking water, sewerage, trade waste and recycled water services to customers in Melbourne’s central business district and western suburbs, an area that includes some of the fastest population growth corridors in Australia and the largest industrial customer base in Victoria. Customer value is at the heart of all that we do, and our vision is to be an exceptional service provider that puts customers first and benefits the community.
DC Water distributes drinking water and collects and treats wastewater for more than 672,000 residents and 17.8 million annual visitors in the District of Columbia. DC Water also provides wholesale wastewater treatment services for 1.6 million people in Montgomery and Prince George's counties in Maryland, and Fairfax and Loudoun counties in Virginia. We are proud to provide these vital, safe, and high-quality services to our customers while also protecting and enhancing our environment.
We’re a statutory authority owned by the Victorian Government. It is our role to manage and protect Melbourne’s major water resources on behalf of the community.
It is an important role – one we take very seriously.
Our ‘enhancing life and liveability’ strategic vision and rigorous research and water data informs our services, guaranteeing the supply of affordable, high-quality water, reliable sewerage, healthy waterways, integrated drainage and flood management.
South east water
Our role is to bring water to you and adapt it to meet your needs. That means providing a reliable supply of quality water for home and business. It means fixing problems quickly. It means providing efficient and reliable sewerage and trade waste services. It means innovating in areas such as recycling and in the ways that we can solve your water and sewerage related needs.
In a world of uncertainty, our role is also to help you make the right choices about your water and adapt to the new reality of water supply.
We manage and maintain the water and sewerage networks – the pipes, pumping stations, valves and some treatment plants that bring water to you and take waste away.
Aegea manage sanitation assets through its dealerships in several states of the country, still counting, with the support of Aegea Engineering, a company established for the purpose of servicing and administration in general. The company acts as manager of public concessions operating in all processes of the full cycle of water – supply, collection and sewage treatment.
The Aegea has high operational performance through the use of synergies and the segregation of activities by type of activity, capturing any return to its shareholder. With the entry in the service sector the company can take advantage of a market that encompasses 93% of Brazilian municipalities that are operated by state companies sanitation (CESB) and Local Authorities, and has a low level of capital investment required.