Water innovation: one week to drive down carbon

Wood experts discuss how they teamed up with client Northumbrian Water at the recent innovation festival to develop new approaches to decarbonising water operations. How are water companies challenged in achieving decarbonisation and efficiency goals for our future? How is the annual Water Innovation festival helping to solve these challenges? How will the outputs bring water operators one significant step ahead in their path to carbon neutrality?
Content
2:42 The role of the water industry in addressing the climate crisis
6:57 Solving real-world challenges at the innovation festival
12:078 Developing a real-time digital twin to drive down carbon
19:21 What this innovation means for the industry going forward
Angela MacOscar
Angela MacOscar
/ Northumbrian Water
Head of Innovation
A PhD physical chemist and creator of novel solutions to complex challenges in water and other sectors, she is known for bringing new products to market and commercial ingenuity. Angela is one of the minds behind Northumbrian’s recent innovation festival. Angela is based in Newcastle.
Andy Wallace
Andy Wallace
/ Wood
Leader of Wood’s water engineering team in the UK
With an extensive background in designing and delivering major water infrastructure projects throughout the UK, Middle East and Americas, Andy is passionate about new ideas that solve unique water challenges and contribute to communities in a meaningful way. He has been involved with the Northumbrian Water Festival for 3 years and led Wood’s participation this year. Andy is based in Bristol.
Shawn Allan
Shawn Allan
/ Wood
Global digital and technology leader (consulting)
Shawn successfully grew Wood’s metocean forecasting business to leading market position. He is currently responsible for identifying disruptive innovation and technologies and investments that set Wood apart from its competitors and digital talent required to deliver new solutions across the organisation. Shawn is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
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