Water & Wastewater Treatment

WWT April 2017

Water & Wastewater Treatment Magazine

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Piers Clark Founder and chairman, Isle Utilities Just when we thought we had maximised energy production from sewage sludge, new techniques that double the recovery became commercially viable. Technology is pushing us forward in ways we could never have imagined a decade ago, and it is happening right across the sector. At Isle we work with 150 utilities from across the globe, all of whom are actively committed to adopting new technology. We have a network of over 100 investors and • nancial institutions who between In an exclusive column, Piers Clark looks at the transformation he is involved with in the water sector. "Over the past 10 years we have seen a surge in technological advances that will revolutionise how water services are supplied. Just when experts declared there was no way of further enhancing desalination a new method appeared. them have invested over $500 million in new water tech. We are, without a doubt, experiencing a period of signi• cant technological change. The commitment to driving this change is being led by a silent army of brave, bold individuals working tirelessly in water companies around the world, testing and trialling new technologies, arguing their cases with risk-adverse colleagues, • ghting to drive forward the adoption of innovation. I am truly honoured to be named as one of the top ten, transformative people in the utility sector. However if this accolade has any truth to it, then I stand on the shoulders of other far more deserving people. I share this great compliment with anyone who has fought for the adoption of innovation, anyone who refused to let the yesterday's processes be good enough for tomorrow." Clark is appearing at Utility Week Live in sessions entitled 'Innovation in Water' (11.15am, Water Theatre, 23 May) and 'Transformation in Action' (2.15pm, Water Theatre, 23 May).

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