A shift to a new energy and resource recovery paradigm features as part of the emerging ‘water utility of the future’ concept. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies in the US is one of the organisations championing this move, and in this issue’s cover story we speak with NACWA CEO Adam Krantz.
This move requires innovation, and investors have a role to play in water sector innovation. We also speak with Steve Kloos of True North Venture Partners who, like Adam Krantz, will be participating in the forthcoming World Water-Tech North America event.
The future for utilities is also digital, and we hear too from Jan Gooijer from Dutch water utility Vitens about its progress and plans to share this at the symposium it will be hosting later this year to mark the end of the Smart Water 4 Europe research initiative.