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Severn Trent Water Challenge – Seeking solutions for water conservation and the localised effects of flooding 13/5/15


13 May 2015


9.30 – 13.00


Severn Trent Centre, Coventry


Built Environment Climate Change Innovations (BECCI)

The Challenge

Climate change is affecting both the amount and intensity of rainfall. Water Companies, the Environment Agency, local authorities and housing providers are now seriously thinking about the future of water; what it costs, how to conserve it and what damage it can cause. This brings opportunities for those businesses eager to exploit their innovative products and services. Are you a business operating in the West Midlands region offering products and services, or who distribute / install products which:

  • Reduce or measure domestic water consumption
  • Make use of “grey water” and rainwater in homes
  • Recover heat or other products from waste water
  • Help manage, attenuate or treat surface water
  • Protect homes from flooding and the effects of flooding.

Do you want to bring your products and services to the attention of major water suppliers, housing groups and environmental organisations? Are you interested in being considered for inclusion in a significant demonstrator project within the Birmingham area to improve city homes and the local environment? The Water Challenge will comprise a showcasing event at Severn Trent Water’s office in Coventry where you’ ll have the opportunity to display your products and services to an invited audience drawn from water services providers, housing associations, local authorities, environmental organisations and others with an interest in water conservation and management. The following week on the 20 May you’ll get the opportunity to present on an individual basis to an expert panel and discuss the merits of your product or service. The closing date to enter The Water Challenge is 29 April 2015, but the earlier you respond, the better chance you have of being included in the Challenge. If you’re up for a challenge – we want to hear from you. To register your interest and for further information contact: Ian Hope, BECCI Knowledge Transfer Manager at Coventry University ian.hope@coventry.ac.uk or 07557 425 480 Please note that to be part of the Challenge your business must meet the European Regional Development Fund definition for a small to medium sized enterprise (SME). ERDF Logo Portrait Colour JPEG

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