Submit a solution

We have made the decision to temporarily pause the operations of the Water Innovation Network. This pause is necessary to facilitate internal restructuring and strategic considerations aimed at enhancing our platform’s features, expanding our network, and refining our processes. It is a crucial step towards creating a more robust and effective platform for receiving and reviewing innovative solutions.  To support our goals and manage the innovation process effectively, we are currently recruiting new team members. These additions will bring fresh perspectives and expertise to our team, whilst helping streamline operations, supplier engagement and the overall value of the platform.  In the meantime, please check out the opportunities page for more information on new and existing innovation projects and funds that can help with research and development in innovation.

Supporting documents

We have created a useful document highlighting the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) requirements for Regulation 31 approval for all materials and equipment that will be in contact with the water treatment process.

Please note this document is NOT exhaustive and Anglian Water have NO influence over the DWI process and application approvals.

Regulation 31 approval routes



Ofwat, DWI (Drinking Water Inspectorate) and the EA have collaborated on a “one-stop-shop” portal, which launched in May 2022. It will provide innovators and businesses advice and guidance on all things regulatory within the water sector. If you are wishing to navigate your solutions or proposals through the water sector, head to the StreamLine portal and submit your query.