Chartered Environmentalists Among the Winners at Future Waterâ€™s Awards Ceremony
The virtual ceremony brought together people from across the water sector including, utilities, contractors, SME’s and entrepreneurs, to celebrate innovation, creative thinking, and those who have made a difference in the industry. The event was supported by WRc, and the awards by ARUP, Hydrosave, Stantec and ACO Water Management.
Chartered Environmentalists Kirsty Ayres CEnv, Senior Engineer at WSP and Simon Bennett CEnv, Head of Wholesale Services at Bristol Water, were among the winners.
Kirsty was a joint winner of the COVID-19: 'Above & Beyond' Award, sponsored by Stantec, while Simon was the winner of the People Award, sponsored by ACO Water Management.
Guest speaker, Dr Javier Ventura-Traveset, from the European Space Agency, provided the audience with a fantastic insight into the importance of ‘Water in Space’, how critical it is to the International Space Station, to journeys to Mars, to establishing a base on the moon and also to life being able to exist elsewhere in the universe. He also told the audience about the launch of new satellites to monitor oceans and said that space agencies should be working more closely with the water sector.