True innovation demands much more than technology development. It requires close cooperation between R&D start-ups, technology integrators, strategic investors and end-users – including both utilities and the key industrial sectors: energy, mining and food and beverage.

The goal of the World Water-Tech Investment Summit is to pool ideas and experiences from around the world to accelerate the adoption of advanced technologies by both municipal and industrial water users.

Highlights of the agenda include:

  • Closing the Loop: How far can we go towards total recovery of heat, power and re-usable water?
  • Open Innovation and Alliances: Technology integrators share successful models for connected innovation and partnership
  • Mining 2030: If the goal is self-sufficiency in water by 2030, what is the roadmap for achieving this? How can technology help mining companies reach their goals?
  • Oil and Gas: IOCs outline the pain points that are currently driving their investment in water-related technologies
  • Resilient Cities: City officials discuss the next stage for smarter water infrastructure and closed loop resource management in developing sustainable, secure and resilient cities
  • Selling to Utilities: Leading municipalities share case studies of their recent technology adoption and the business models behind it
  • Mobile, decentralised and modular systems: Industry leaders define the most exciting growth markets for decentralised water and wastewater treatment
  • Emerging Markets: Multilateral agencies address the opportunities and challenges in integrating advanced technologies into major infrastructure projects.
The programme also features two the Technology Showcases in which 10 of the most exciting new start-ups on the market present their solutions to a panel of Investor “Dragons” who quiz them on their solutions and go-to-market strategies.

Don’t just take our word for it – here is what WWIS 2014 delegates had to say:

“A very well organised and truly global conference providing a forum for stakeholders in the water industry to identify and develop opportunities. The one to one sessions were spot on as was the UKTI Breakfast Briefing session” Tony Koodie,Associate Vice President, Water Division, BLACK & VEATCH

“The meeting was a real success for us, including lots of promising business opportunities.” Fabrice Plasson, President & CEO, AMOEBA-BIOCIDE

“It has been a good opportunity to have 1-1 meetings with a variety of organisations with the option of developing longer-tem working relationships within the global water sector” Catherine Merlane, CH2M HILL