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Who are the FANGs of water?

Who are the FANGs of water?

You may be familiar with the term FANG stocks, a term coined by Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to describe the four biggest tech giants in terms of stock valuations: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. At BlueTech we took this concept, applied it to water, and flipped it around, asking: which are the ‘big...

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UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

Brexit presents a challenge and an opportunity for UK utilities. Paul O’Callaghan reports back from this summer’s BlueTech Forum in Vancouver about the changing shape of innovation. This article recently appeared in the September 2018 edition of The Environment Magazine. Click here, to find out more about The Environment magazine and to see its future...

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As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

BlueTech Research is an intelligence group that analyses the major drivers shaping the water sector, and interprets how they create opportunities for technologies and businesses in water. I would like to share with you some insight into how we think, and how we are approaching and analysing this sector.   There are different kinds of...

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Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Technologies for wastewater treatment and plant optimisation were the winners of the Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum. The event attracted 200 delegates and took place in Vancouver, Canada on 7 June 2018. Aquacycl, which is based in California, won Best Technology Innovation for its bioelectrical treatment technology – BETT – which can directly convert sewage...

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Digital water: discovering the ghost in the machine

The concept of ‘digital water’ is still more of a philosophy than a science, and can appear ethereal and nebulous at first glance. Recognizing that many sciences begin as philosophies, I looked to concepts such as the ‘ghost in the machine’ as a frame of reference to understand the opportunities presented by digital water. The...

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Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research joined Travis Loop, WEF, in his podcast Words on Water and shared his thoughts on current water industry trends, water issues, circular economy, and the meaning of innovation. Travis: Hi Welcome to words on water, a podcast from the Water Environment Federation. This is Travis Loop, the host, and today...

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Observations from Oceanology London

Observations from Oceanology London

When Willie Sutton was asked, why do you rob banks, he famously quipped, “because that’s where the money is”. Recently as someone in the water sector, my gaze turned to the oceans and if asked why, I might just as well give the same answer as Willie Sutton gave;  it’s where the water is.  It...

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Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Water innovator and author Will Sarni is well known as an expert on corporate water strategy and innovation, making him the ideal person to lead the session for corporate end-users at BlueTech Forum 2018. Here he shares his thoughts on water stewardship, digital innovation and the circular economy with Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive of BlueTech...

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