The Wild West Wet Networks, the first Wet Network event in Bristol and also brought WRc as the new new co-hosts and co-sponsors of Wet Network events alongside Arup.  


The Wet Network series aims to provide a platform for water technology companies and entrepreneurs to share their ideas with water industry leaders and potential investors. The ideas and feedback gained during these events will help deliver growth and innovation to the industry as a whole.

The keynote for the event was given by Tony Harrington, the Director of Environment at Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, who shared the steps the company is taking to improve the environment as part of their Welsh Water 2050 vision to safegaurd drinking water by workign with nature, workign to create cleaner rivers and beaches, and promoting Circular Economy and combating Climate Change. 


The highlight of the event was the passionate presentation by Jasper Thompson, of Help Bristol's Homeless Charity, who shared his experiences of helping the homeless in Bristol using innovative shelters made of old shipping containers. 

Innovations and technologies presented at this event included:

  • Lucie Novoveská, of I-PHYC : Utilising Algae to treat wastewater
  • Joost Edens, DMT Environmental Technology : Continuous Thermal Hydrolysis for sludge management
  • Andy BlackHall, WRc : an innovative CSO solution for environmental compliance.
  • Scott McGregor, RedT Energy : A unique flow battery solution for reducing onsite energy use.

The newsletter for the event can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the news item.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Wet Networks series or further details of the presenters from this event please contact:

Martin Shouler, Associate Director E:

Simon Ayley, Key Account Director E: 

Zeinab Abdallah, Wet Networks Coordinator  E:

Our next event – 28th November 

Our next London Wet Networks event 'Aquanomics' will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Arup's offices in London. 

For further event information or to register interest in attending, please email:

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