Local businesses invited to special event to help shape the future of water

Wednesday 10 October 2018

Severn Trent is supporting the Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival for a second time this year by running a special workshop designed to help promote innovation in the water industry.

Building on the success of last year’s leakage design sprint and hackathon, Severn Trent will offer local businesses the opportunity to help shape and influence how the company operates using innovation.

Dr Bob Stear, Deputy Chief Engineer at Severn Trent, said “Last year’s event was absolutely fantastic in bringing a wide range of people together to use each other’s expertise to explore new and innovative ways to find leaks. 

“We want to build on that success this year and utilise the expertise and knowledge within the region, to help us address the breadth of our innovation needs.”

Severn Trent will be sharing with participants some of the challenges the company, and the industry, face, and exploring new and innovative ways to improve customer experience.

“We’re really looking forward to exploring new, innovative ideas that we can use to help improve what we do as a business,” adds Bob. “Our industry is ever-evolving, so this festival is key in making sure we’re keeping ahead and putting our customers first by exploring new and innovative technology.”

As well as sharing industry challenges, Severn Trent will be hosting an interactive session with the support of The Future Water Association, which will allow businesses to engage and contribute to the company’s innovation needs.

Paul Horton, CEO of The Future Water Association, said “We’re delighted to partner with Severn Trent on what looks set to be a magnificent event. By collaborating with other organisations in the sector, we’ll be much better equipped to solve the similar challenges we face and more able drive innovation forward as a result.”

The event will take place on November 22nd  and any businesses wishing to participate and join this free event, or to find out further details, click here: