Pipeline monitoring specialist Syrinix recently assisted UKTI (UK Trade & Investment) in informing a high level water delegation from Brazil about the challenges and issues facing the UK water market and its worldwide relevance.

The delegates attended the 4th World Water Tech Investment Summit in London (www.worldwatertechinvestment.com), an event focused on water innovation where participants from leading water utilities, corporate investors and international technology providers shared experiences in smart water management solutions.

Mr. Gesner de Oliveira, CEO of GO Associados and former SABESP President, delivered a keynote address on opportunities for international partnership in the Brazilian water and wastewater sector.

Following the conference the delegates followed a UKTI programme which included:

• A tour to Old Ford Water Recycling Plant in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which recycles black-water into non-potable water to facilities across the Park.
• A series of one-to-one meetings sessions with UK SME and MSB’s providers of technology, equipment and services for the water and wastewater sector
• A visit to Thames Water to visit their main operation centre at Kemble Court in Reading.

UKTI sector manager for Brazil Valeria Martinez said:

“This visit was a great success, with exposure of opportunities for international partnership in the Brazilian water sector to a high level international water audience.
The highlight proved to be the tour at Thames Water and gaining an understanding of how they risk manage their pipe networks more effectively by applying Trunkminder, Syrinix’s leaking pipeline protection technology, with non-water revenue a relevant issue for water companies around the world.
It proved to be a good opportunity for UK companies to network with decision makers from the Brazilian water sector.”
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The Brazilian delegate team at Thames Water