In 2020, all 19 UK water and wastewater companies published the UK 2050 Water Innovation Strategy. This was the first time the sector had outlined its vision for collectively delivering transformative innovation.
One of the core ideas in the strategy was to create a Centre of Excellence. This idea became Spring in July 2021.
Spring will help deliver the strategy through its core services, particularly those which are directly linked to making the most opportunities the sector identified.
This strategy was created with a common purpose of driving transformational change in our sector through collaborative innovation. This strategy was and is a call to action for you to join us on this journey.
In the strategy, the sector sets out how it will start to deliver transformative innovation through key principles which define how it will work together.
The strategy also defines the ends; a number of key themes, which describe our environmental, social and economic ambitions, which we know are important to our customers. For each theme, it set ambitions that the sector will aspire to, and work towards, in the short, medium and long term, to 2050. These are the sectors ambitions, rather than targets, and will guide Spring collectively in delivering challenge-led innovation.