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Industry event
11 May 2016, 10am to 4.30pm
at Kingsmills Hotel, Culcabock Rd, Inverness IV2 3LP
for businesses, industry, researchers and other interested parties

The Water Resources Act (Scotland) 2013 placed a requirement on Scottish Ministers to report to the Scottish Parliament on what steps they were taking to protect and grow Scotland’s ‘water assets’. These assets include our nationally owned water utility, Scottish Water, our globally recognised academic sector, and our growing R&D intensive SME businesses, many of who are already exporting their products and services overseas.

This event will drill down into the opportunities in the fast-growing water and wastewater sector. It’s a global market, set to double by 2019 from $47.7bn to $93.3 bn (WWWT2015); annual expenditure on water related infrastructure in EU and BRICS countries expected to be up to 1 trillion between 2014 and 2025 (OECD) and market growth at 11% in 40 countries in 2013 in water treatment.

Presentations will be heard on international market opportunities; Hydro Nation – an accelerating growth sector and specialist development centres; case studies and innovation support.

There are opportunities for businesses from a wide range of sectors to deliver solutions into the market, but businesses in areas such as food and drink, oil and gas and life sciences also benefit from innovations that can make a real difference to the bottom line.

If you are interested in any of following subjects, come along on 11th May to discuss your ideas or how we can help you benefit from the domestic and international growth in this important sector:

  • Water and wastewater infrastructure
  • Effluents
  • Engineering
  • Nutrient recovery
  • Fresh and marine water chemistry
  • Pollution (pharma and priority chemicals)
  • Soil remediation
  • Emerging contaminants
  • Energy efficiency
  • Environmental sensors

To confirm attendance please contact Vanessa Jones at Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service; the event programme is also available for download. 


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