British Water launches search engine to match users with technologies

British Water has launched a search engine which it claims can “help match utilities, industrial users and contractors with the water technologies they need “.

The searchable portal, BWinnovate, is hosted on the trade association’s website. Members are invited to post as many innovative solutions as they wish along with images, documents and video links. It includes a facility for member utilities and end-users to post their technology needs in a section visible only to other members said British Water.

The portal is an extension of British Water’s Innovation Exchanges where supply chain companies present their services and technologies to potential clients. Prescribed categories include whether a solution enhances health and safety, productivity and sustainability or whether it relates to water, wastewater or environmental, the trade association said.

Managing director of South West Water, Dr Stephen Bird, said BWinnovate “could save businesses valuable time and contribute to major cost savings across all operations.”