For the second year running, we are delighted to announce our up and coming Water Dragons Heat at Durham University, on Wednesday 9th October at Durham University.

Future Water Association’s ‘Water Dragons provides a platform for organisations to showcase their products, services or processes with a view to providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced in the water industry. The pitches are judged by a panel consisting of water sector specialists.



Our People’s Choice winner from 2018, Rain Drop Harvest, went on to win the People’s Choice winner at the Water Dragon’s Final in March 2019.

Rain Drop Harvest make gravity fed rainwater harvesting systems for homes and wowed the audiences with how simple a solution this was, saving up to 30% water usage in new homes.

Lynn McCallum, inventor of Rain Drop Harvest said “The Water Dragon’s has been an invaluable experience”


See more of what we got up to last year here!

This year we are looking for innovative ideas, products and services for the water and environment sector. We will consider all applications for shortlisting; however, we have a particular interest in products and services that will feed into upcoming work streams at the Future Water Association and The Water Hub.

Systems thinking in asset and catchment management

In November, the Future Water Association will be bringing new thinking from asset management, catchment management and adoption of systems thinking to the future of network management. The Association wants to see ideas that can be adapted to support pipeline system maintenance.

Water related services for agriculture

From November, The Water Hub will be sourcing products and services that provide water related services for agriculture in a joint project with Natural England. The Water Hub wants to see ideas that could service the agriculture sector.

Additional Training and Insight

We will be holding a Webinar in late September (date TBC) for the successful applicants. This will insight into what the Future Water Association and The Water Hub are looking for in a pitch and give an opportunity for questions.


Deadline: The deadline for applications is Friday 30th August 2019.
Notification: Applicants will be notified of the outcome in the first week of Sept.
Training: A webinar will be held in late September (date TBC)
Water Dragons: Wednesday 9th October 2019.

For more information, please read our Water Dragon’s Information Pack:

TWH_ Water Dragons 2019_Info Pack

To apply to pitch, download the application form:

TWH_Water Dragons 2019_Application form

If you’re an SME, you will also need to complete and return an SME eligibility form:

FORM 03 SME Eligibilty Form