SWIG

SWIG

SWIG

SWIG promotes the dissemination of information on sensor developments and fosters collaboration through targeted workshops. SWIG offers a cost effective way of maintaining an up to date knowledge of, and dissemination of, information on individual new technologies and/or sensor applications. SWIG workshops also consider the effect of existing and forecast regulations and legislation on the design and use of environmental and process measurements. SWIG workshops are also a great place to meet new customers and find new suppliers! SWIG was originally set up in 1993 along with other special Interest Groups, with funding from the DTI Advanced Sensor Technology Transfer Programme. SWIG became a limited company in 1996. In 2013 we celebrated 20 years of SWIG!

Company details

Spencer House, 91-95 Dewhurst Road, Birchwood , Warrington , Cheshire WA3 7PG United Kingdom
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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Water Monitoring and Testing
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

SWIG can help you stay up to date with developments in water sensors and associated technology for measurement and control in water and wastewater treatment processes and infrastructure, as well as in natural environments and waters.

We are a not for profit information, ideas-exchange, and networking group with a diverse UK-wide membership drawn from the water and process industries, sensor manufacturers and their distributers, academic institutions involved in sensor research, regulatory bodies and consultants working in the field of water management.

Our networking activities include a varied programme of technical workshops covering all aspects of water sensing, which offer a cost-effective means of keeping up-to-date with sensor developments, new technologies and regulations, whilst fostering collaboration between parties.  Invited speakers and enthusiastic audiences are able to debate the practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in water and wastewater.

UK legislation, changing European Directives, competitive business pressures and customer expectations are driving needs for new sensors and novel applications. Environmental, water and waste treatment and process industries are reviewing and exploring new ways to use both old and new sensor technology to monitor and control water quality.

SWIG promotes the dissemination of information on sensor developments and fosters collaboration through targeted workshops. SWIG offers a cost effective way of maintaining an up to date knowledge of, and dissemination of, information on individual new technologies and/or sensor applications. SWIG workshops also consider the effect of existing and forecast regulations and legislation on the design and use of environmental and process measurements.

SWIG workshops are also a great place to meet new customers and find new suppliers!

SWIG was originally set up in 1993 along with other special Interest Groups, with funding from the DTI Advanced Sensor Technology Transfer Programme. SWIG became a limited company in 1996. In 2013 we celebrated 20 years of SWIG!

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • Provide a forum for manufacturers, end users and researchers in the sensor community to test new ideas,  exchange views and network.
  • Provide workshops that concentrate on practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in the water, wastwater and natural waters.
  • Encourage collaboration between all parties interested in research, development and use of sensors for the control and measurement of water quality and quantity.

SWIG is a private, non profit making company, limited by guarantee and without share capital, and registered in England. SWIG is controlled by a board of directors, retiring in rotation and elected by the members at an Annual General Meeting. The activity and administration of SWIG is carried out by a secretary appointed by the board

The current SWIG Board of Directors is as follows:

  • Justin Dunning (Chairman): Chelsea Technologies Group
  • Andrew Chappell (Deputy Chairman): Environment Agency
  • Richard Luxton: Institute of Biosensing Technology (UWE)
  • Tony Hoyle: WAGO
  • Chris Jones: Northumbrian Water Ltd
  • John Proctor: Yorkshire Water Services
  • Dene Marshallsay: Artesia Consulting
  • Joby Boxall: Pennine Water Centre (Sheffield University)
  • Joern Boedeker: Krohne
  • Oliver Grievson: Anglian Water
  • Leo Carswell: WRc