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Importance of Innovation for Water and Water Management for Smart Cities - Ashley Roe

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Importance of Innovation for Water and Water Management for Smart Cities - Ashley Roe (Securing Asia 2015)

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Importance of Innovation for Water and Water Management for Smart Cities - Ashley Roe

  1. 1. Importance of Innovation for Water and Water Management for Smart Cities Ashley Roe Chief Executive British Water Securing Asia 12th to 15th July 2015 Windsor - UK
  2. 2. Presentation • Who are we • Innovation • Technology Transfer • Linking people and Business
  3. 3. British Water is: • the lead representative and business development organisation for the supply chain of the UK water industry. • a not-for-profit Company limited by Guarantee established in 1993 with corporate rather than individual members • Funded by members and commercial activity
  4. 4. Ashley Roe
  5. 5. Innovation
  6. 6. Population & Technological Innovation Robert Fogel University of Chicago
  7. 7. Smart Cities Water Sector Issues •New Cities •Existing Cities
  8. 8. Technology Transfer Developing and Adapting Innovation •Technologies •Processes •Licencing •Joint Development •Commercialisation
  9. 9. BIM • First conference - Building Information Modelling for the Water Industry - with MWH, April 2014 • BIM4Water – BW secretariat • BIM for the Water Industry - A practical approach to making BIM work! – Bentley Academy. 10th December 2014 • 2nd conference - BIM Today, ALIM Tomorrow (Asset Life Information Modelling)- Delivering a Totex Future – with MWH, 14th April 2015
  10. 10. Water Innovations • Data • Distributed Services • Need for networks • Self sufficient housing
  11. 11. Creative Disruption Three technological ecosystems that will change our world and the water sector •The Internet of Things (IoT) •The sharing economy •Services shift on line
  12. 12. Innovation Exchange • The first 20 Innovation Exchanges have delivered • 694 10-minute presentations • in 71 workshops • Putting 1129 individuals from 200 different suppliers • In front of 697 people from to 21client organisations • Now seeing over 60% of suppliers having further, fruitful discussions with clients and/or other suppliers about developing or adopting their innovations • BW innovation search engine • International events planned
  13. 13. British Water innovation search engine Templates and details of innovation BW members Innovation Search Engine Connect to internet and search Interest in innovation Innovation adopters Upload by members Innovations Results BWinnovate searchable by criteria and by word search
  14. 14. Water Innovation Thank You

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