Anglian Water chief executive, Peter Simpson, has called for water industry stakeholders to “innovate both openly and collaboratively.”
Speaking at the Global Water Summit in London recent Simpson (pictured) said: ”A changing climate and growing populations are driving a need for long term resilience, planning and innovative thinking, and these are challenges the world over. They simply cannot be solved in isolation.”
He added: "We welcome any supplier or partner to come and talk to us about what we could achieve together."
Simpson claimed the 114 partners in the company’s innovation hub – dubbed the Shop Window – had delivered 110 projects since its launch in 2017. He said the project aimed to create “the water company of the future” by “ensuring a clear path to adoption for successful initiatives,” and through cooperation whereby “all challenges are shared, organisations collaborate on proposed responses, with the outcome and any results also made public.”