Metasphere and Isle Utilities, two UK-based firms that are part of XPV Water Partners’ portfolio of innovative water companies, have recently been recognized for their leadership in the water sector.
At the Water Industry Awards 2022, Metasphere won Pollution Mitigation Initiative of the Year. Combining contactless IoT sensors and smart machine learning data analytics, the company’s ART Sewer technology provides utilities with a robust, reliable, and cost-effective way to monitor sewer networks in order to predict and prevent spills, leaks, and overflows.
‘‘We are honoured that ART Sewer has won the Pollution Mitigation Initiative of the Year, a prestigious award that celebrates the incredible work and achievements by those in the water industry,” says Tim O’Brien, CEO. “We are proud to be helping water companies prevent pollution caused by wastewater spills and meet their net-zero ambitions for a cleaner, greener world for everyone.”
Adds Khalil Maalouf, Investment Partner at XPV Water Partners: “At a time when utilities are under mounting public pressure to manage aging and failing networks and respond to the impacts of climate change, Metasphere is demonstrating the incredible value of monitoring their networks, understanding their condition in real time, and using data analytics to make better, more effective decisions to prevent and mitigate risk.”
As part of the same awards program, Isle Utilities, an independent technology and innovation consultancy that brings together technical and commercial specialists to facilitate relationships, won its second successive Consultancy of the Year Award. Isle was also recognized by WEX Global this year for Innovation in Decarbonisation.
“We are thrilled that our initiatives are gaining momentum. We take pride in listening to the sector and offering solutions that make it easier for our clients to achieve big goals, such as reaching net zero,” says Isle’s Chair, Piers Clark.
“Isle Utilities continues to prove that it is the sector’s leading consultancy on innovation,” says Sam Saintonge, Investment Partner, XPV Water Partners. “The team not only has a wealth of technical talent and experience; they also know the water industry completely, they work with all its players, and they are responsive and adaptable to the sector’s pain points and changing needs. With initiatives like the global Water Action Platform and the Trial Reservoir, Isle Utilities is carving a new path to support utilities and other water users as they set ambitious goals, break down barriers, and meet new demands. They are helping the sector prepare for a resilient future.”