South East Area Innovation Awards

The Institute of Water South East Area Innovation Awards


The Institute of Water provides a stage on which to recognise Innovation in the UK Water and Sewerage sector.


The Innovation Awards highlight the many innovative individuals and companies within the Water Sector to demonstrate their excellence and their commitment to the future enhancement of the industry. The Awards are also a part of the commitment the Institute of Water is making to promote the right cultural environment and encourage pride in the sector.


Each year, each Area of the IWater holds a regional innovation competition and the finalists from each are short-listed for the National Award. The Award is presented at the National President’s Dinner & Awards evening during a prestigious ceremony where Water Sector experts from across the UK gather together to celebrate industry innovation.

South East Area
Innovation Awards 2022:

Congratulations to our 2022 Award Winners Morrison Water Services (MWS) with their innovation “AVUS (Augmented Visualisation of Underground Services) – Making the Invisible …. Visible ”.


Thank you to all of our 2022 entrants.

Previous Winners

2020/21– Lydia Makin (Waterwise) 

2019/20 – Lanes Group PLC ‘Virtual Reality Training’ 

2018/19 – Southern Water ‘River Itchen Challenge’ 

2017/18 – Lanes Group Plc ‘Wellbeing app and practitioner programme’ 

2016/17 – Southern Water Enabling Team 

2015/16 – South East Water Engineering Team 

2014/15 – Southern Water 

2013/14 – South East Water &i2O Water 

2012/13 – Veolia Water Central