The Water Sector Interest Group (SIG) exists to pre-empt and address the business issues that affect ACE member companies working in the water sector. It does this through a programme of meetings throughout the year, and through engagement with key stakeholders.
Objectives of the Water SIG
- Liaise regularly with the water and sewerage utilities;
- Engage regularly with the Environment Agency;
- Engage with other significant stakeholders as and when they are identified; and
- Promote the work of ACE members in the water sector.
The Water SIG is first mentioned in 1986 as the water and sewerage panel. However, ACE had groups discussing the water sector even during nationalisation of the water network and is mentioned in committee minutes as far back as 1950. The SIG promotes good practice in the procurement of consultancy services by water sector clients, and will explore how industry can help to deliver high quality and efficient improvements to the UK’s water networks. As part of this the group explore regulator structures and government policy changes such as the water market review and private sewers, explore investment conditions, international opportunities, workforce demands, the AMP cycle, water extraction, water quality, security of supply, trading, pricing, sustainability, and flood defences