The Technology Approval Group (TAG) is a global innovation forum of the world’s leading water utilities, which was first launched in the UK in 2005. Over the years, TAG has expanded further into Europe, to Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, Brazil, South Africa, and to North America in 2011. Since the first US TAG in California, it has grown to seven established TAG regions across the US: Northeast, Texas, Midwest, Southeast, and three in California. Over 40 innovative and forward-thinking US water and wastewater utilities are members of the TAG forums.
The foundation of TAG is our strong relationships with end users: understanding their day-to-day challenges, long-term goals, and innovation needs allows Isle to target technological solutions to bring to TAG. Occurring three times per year per region, TAG meetings provide an opportunity for our utility members to collaboratively review emerging technologies, leading to technology demonstrations and collaborative trials to support commercialization.
More and more utilities are attending TAG meetings: the dynamic is one of collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and enthusiasm to implement change and improvement through new technology solutions.
Isle has also forged special relationships with the US Environmental Protection Agency, the Water Research Foundation, and the Water Environment Research Foundation to enhance the opportunities for utilities to partake in collaborative trials and for the dissemination of results to a wider audience.
To find out more about TAG US, please contact Brittany Burch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAG USA Members