Our Water: Our Future

The Institute of Water and ITN Productions Industry News launch a news-style co-production, exploring the integral work taking place in the water industry, and championing the industrious people working to keep our water supply up and running.

The UK’s water and sewerage utilities provide some of the cleanest water in the world, delivering over 16 billion litres of high-quality water every day1, but as the demand increases the industry is looking for new ways to manage supply. The recent pandemic saw an increase in demand for water as people were washing hands more often and for longer periods.

Anchored by ITN Productions Industry News presenter Sharon Thomas, ‘Our Water: Our Future’ features an interview with Bob Taylor, Institute of Water Vice President and CEO of Portsmouth Water, discussing the vital role the water industry plays today, the key opportunities and challenges facing the sector, the importance of conservation and limitless career opportunities for the next generation.

The bespoke programme features a report from ITN Productions Industry News presenter Nick Wallis on the Institute’s ‘Rising Stars’ programme. The initiative was set up by the water industry to nurture talent and provide unique opportunities and professional development in the sector. Former cohort Rose Shisler, Stakeholder Engagement Lead, Anglican Water, discusses how being part of the initiative provided her with the tools to build the necessary contacts and networks to progress in the industry.

‘Our Water: Our Future’ shines the spotlight on Inflowmatix Limited who form part of the resilient network that helps to maintain the UK’s water supply. ITN Productions Industry News reporter Donna Bernard went on site to see first-hand how the company provides unique technologies that help water companies to improve the service and prevent unexpected events.

Bob Taylor, Institute of Water Vice President, said: “There are few industries that can match the commitment and enthusiasm of those working in the water sector but sometimes we forget the vital importance of what we do to improve the quality of people’s daily lives. The partnership between the Institute of Water and ITN Productions Industry News has provided an almost unique opportunity to showcase the range of skills and capabilities within the sector and how we routinely work with our supply chain to deliver innovative solutions that serve to protect the environment and improve our service.”

Elizabeth Fisher-Robins, Head of ITN Productions Industry News said: “We are pleased to partner with the Institute of Water to make a programme that raises awareness of the vital role of the water industry, a resource often taken for granted.  We highlight the opportunities and challenges faced by the industry now and in the future and celebrate those involved with delivering world-class water.”

The full programme can be viewed here: www.instituteofwater.org.uk


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