MWH hosts energy efficiency summit for water industry

Oct. 10, 2007
Warrington-based environmental engineering company and water expert MWH has organized a carbon reduction and energy efficiency 'summit' which attracted participants from across the UK, the USA and Australia. The event 'Minimizing Carbon Footprint and Energy Use for Waste Water Treatment' was the first of its kind organized by MWH at its UK HQ at Dominion House, in Birchwood, Warrington and has been hailed as a great success. "We had 26 key people attending from water companies across...

WARRINGTON, UK, Oct. 8, 2007 -- Warrington-based environmental engineering company and water expert MWH has organized a carbon reduction and energy efficiency 'summit' which attracted participants from across the UK, the USA and Australia.

The event 'Minimizing Carbon Footprint and Energy Use for Waste Water Treatment' was the first of its kind organized by MWH at its UK HQ at Dominion House, in Birchwood, Warrington and has been hailed as a great success. "We had 26 key people attending from water companies across the country, plus representatives from the University of Manchester and the Environment Agency, as well as MWH experts from the US and Australia", explains organizer David Wall.

The informal round table event, which took place on 20 September, looked at strategies for carbon reduction and energy efficiency in the water industry and how the challenges of presented by global warming can be met. "Those attending commented on how they appreciated the round table approach as a forum that fostered frank an open discussion, where companies share information and develop innovative ideas to tackle common challenges," said David.

Andy King, Severn Trent Process Design and Investment Planning Manager said: "The real beauty of the event for me was to sit down with a number of UK and global water experts, and catch up on the ideas that are out there around the methodologies for assessing carbon impact of capital investment.

"This was a great opportunity to discuss and debate the various energy and carbon initiatives currently ongoing within the Water Industry. It will be interesting to see how the ideas discussed are progressed over the coming months."

It is hoped that a similar forum will take place next year in the UK, and ultimately in the US.

MWH is a global leader in water and environmental engineering. With a staff of 6,100 worldwide, it provides industry-leading, knowledge-driven services to government agencies, utility companies and multinational organizations in more than 36 countries.

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