IWA-Isle Innovation Hub @ IWA Water and Development Congress

Monday 02 December, 2019
12:30pm – 4:00pm
Sri Lanka


About the event

IWA and Isle cooperate in setting up the Innovation Hub. This Hub facilitates as the meeting point of the Innovation Water Ecosystem.

The 1 day programme will involve an expert panel who will give feedback on new innovations that are aligned with solving the challenges of SDG6. In addition, WaterSpark a network powered infrastructure, will be launched to address ways to leverage impactful value within the community of innovation. We believe that if we want to achieve SDG6 it requires collaboration, awareness and investments in innovative water technologies to rapidly scale these solutions that can solve the water and sanitation challenges.

The Innovation Hub is powered by WaterSpark & PureTerra Ventures.


WaterSpark is a network powered ecosystem that creates awareness of global water problems and available solutions. We are working in collaboration. Together we can facilitate creation and rapid scaling of innovative water solutions that positively impact water availability, quality and security. WaterSpark is engaged with PureTerra Ventures with its finger on the pulse of investment in water globally. We have access to one of the largest databases of early stage water technologies and have the ability to open a global network to connect the two.

Programme Outline

The innovation gap in addressing SDG6

Dr Benjamin Tam - Managing Director UK, Isle

Keynote: Catalyzing investment solutions to avert water challenges globally

Invest - Enable Innovation - Awareness

Annelies Schenk - Founder, WaterSpark

Technology presentations

Presenting in the Innovation Programme will be:


BORDA (Bremen Overseas Research & Development Association) is an expert NGO specialising in full-cycle decentralised sanitation. For over 40 years, their award-winning solutions have empowered people and set new standards in 20+ countries around the world. They aim to play a leading role in international efforts to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


CityTaps has developed a solution that bridges the gap between water utilities and the urban poor: a prepayment service that compromises the world’s only smart and prepaid water meter, and a billing software. Their vision is to help bring running water to every urban home, to boost the health, dignity and productivity of the urban poor in developing countries.

Primus Line

Primus Line is an innovative technology for trenchless rehabilitation of high-pressure pipes. Since its foundation in 2001, the system has been used in a wide variety of projects worldwide. Developed by experienced engineers, the system is suitable for different media as well as various application needs and has already proven itself in numerous projects.

Purac AB

Purac AB is a world leader in the treatment of wastewater, process water and drinking water as well as innovative treatment of biological waste. To date Purac have commissioned more than 4000 contracts in over 70 countries and have helped build some of the largest wastewater treatment plants in the world.

Susbanda Consultancy


For more information on the Innovation Programme, please contact Megan Ford on megan.ford@isleutilities.com.

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