Innovation Expands: WaterStart Partners with Anglian Water Services

Photo: Jason Tucker – Director of Strategic Delivery & Commercial Assurance at Anglian Water, David Johnson – Deputy General Manager of Engineering and Operations for the Las Vegas Valley Water District, Shaunna Berendsen – Head of Innovation Engagement at Anglian Water, Nate Allen – Executive Director of WaterStart, Peter Simpson – CEO at Anglian Water

Las Vegas, Nevada – WaterStart is thrilled to announce a new partnership with Anglian Water Services. Recognized as one of the UK’s most reputable water and sewerage service providers, Anglian Water Services lead a strong innovation and sustainability agenda. Anglian Water Services is also WaterStart’s first member in Europe, a significant step forward to expanding WaterStart’s global reach and diversified membership portfolio.

Building on the success of the Water Innovation Network initiative, Anglian Water looks to broaden engagement with the global innovation community by participating in the WaterStart program, which offers bespoke pathways for innovation; and in particular, deployment of novel solutions.  

WaterStart’s Executive Director Nathan Allen said, “This partnership helps us to expand WaterStart’s impact into Europe and provides Anglian Water the opportunity to leverage WaterStart’s global member network and unique model developed specifically to support water agencies reduce the risk of trying new technologies.

“This partnership also offers exciting prospects for local and international technology companies to deliver their products and services to a wider marketplace, with learnings that can be shared across the globe.”

Operating in some of the UK’s driest and fastest-growing regions, Anglian Water is committed to addressing challenges around water loss, quality, and sustainability, whilst meeting the needs of their growing customer base.

Shaunna Berendsen, Head of Innovation Engagement for Anglian Water said: “Partnering with WaterStart gives us the opportunity to widen our network internationally to access global solutions as well as a back catalogue of trials and case studies so that we can adopt the latest innovations, quickly.”

“Along with this, we’re giving small to medium enterprises an opportunity to present their products to an international audience with the potential to tackle challenges beyond those in our region.”

About WaterStart

WaterStart is a not-for-profit association dedicated to accelerating the deployment & adoption of innovative water technologies. Driven by the needs of water agencies and large consumers, WaterStart provides a channel for sharing proven solutions to changing water challenges. Established in 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada, WaterStart’s globally recognized members, sponsors & portfolio companies come from across the United States, expanding into Queensland Australia in 2018 and now into the United Kingdom. For more information, visit

About Anglian Water Services

With close to 4,000 staff, Anglian Water supplies water and water recycling services to more than six million customers in the east of England and Hartlepool. Stretching from the Humber north of Grimsby, to the Thames estuary and then from Buckinghamshire to Lowestoft on the east coast, Anglian Water is the largest water and water recycling company in England and Wales by geographic area. For more information, visit

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