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Isle will deliver the ‘must-see’ event for emerging technologies at the World Water Congress & Exhibition in Copenhagen, Denmark on 11-15 September 2022.
Isle has joined forces with the International Water Association to bring the Innovation Pavilion to showcase emerging technologies (start-ups and scale-ups) that are seeking their way into the global water industry. Open and accessible to everyone during the five-day event, the Innovation Pavilion is made possible by the generous support of Grundfos FutureLab, Royal HaskoningDHV, and Iota.
One of the UK water sector’s ‘rising stars’ has called on the industry to find new ways to attract young talent in order to tackle urgent social and environmental challenges. That was the message of the latest Water Action Platform webinar from Isle – which sought to uncover the views of younger people coming into the water sector, delve into the challenges they face, as well as celebrate their achievements across the world. The event also featured interviews with Siddhartha Roy, an environmental engineer and research scientist who rose to prominence as a result of his work on the Flint water crisis, and Bob Taylor, chief executive of Portsmouth Water.
Isle´s Managing Director for the UK, Karyn Georges has been awarded the CIWEM (The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) Fellowship, CIWEM´s
highest membership grade. Alastair Chisholm, the Director of Policy of CIWEM said: “Around the world, people face new and challenging water and environmental problems every day. Achieving FCIWEM demonstrates you have made a significant contribution to addressing these issues and will enable you to continue to inspire others and help future generations.” On being admitted as a fellow to CIWEM, Karyn said: “I passionately believe in the mission of the Institute to build a global community of water and environmental professionals, working for the public benefit. Since I started working in the sector I’ve seen many positive changes in terms of gender diversity. Around 10% of CIWEM Fellows are women, with the proportion increasing every year. “You can’t be what you can’t see”, so I hope I can act as a bit of inspiration for other women to apply too.”
Isle Utilities are one of the partners on the the BATRAW project which has been funded through the Horizon Europe Programme due to the strategic importance of the European Union reducing its dependence on critical raw material imports. The project will help guarantee a stable supply chain to support the expected growth in the electric mobility market. Two pilot tests will be developed to recover the cobalt, nickel, manganese, lithium, graphite, aluminium, and copper contained in these batteries.
As Isle celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its presence in the US water market, Cristina Ahmadpour, Isle president and managing director (Americas), draws on the expertise of her team to reflect on the last decade in water and divines the critical drivers that will influence progress toward a sustainable and resilient water future.
Blanca Antizar, European Director of Consultancy at Isle Utilities, won the Woman of the Year award at the 8th edition of the iAgua awards held at the Roca Gallery Madrid on 29 April 2022.
“The main aim of the Sydney Water Innovation Festival held in October last year”, said Dr Alex Cech, Chief Technology Officer at Isle Utilities, the Delivery Partner of the festival, “was to create tangible outcomes to the challenges of the private and public sectors in the water sector.
Ofwat, the English and Welsh water regulator, have awarded £5.2m to highly innovative initiatives using robotics, smart sensors, open data and novel engineering to improve water quality, reduce pollution, and enhance services for customers.