Metito joined The Trial Reservoir as a Core Sponsor to support the introduction, integration and commercialization of new technologies and solutions into the water sector. The Trial Reservoir is an initiative which provides funding to technology vendors in the water sector to facilitate ‘trial-before-buying’ tests with end-users. The initiative has a particular focus on technologies which will address the climate crisis/reduce carbon footprints and is open to technology vendors anywhere across the globe.
This is in line with Metito’s commitment to securing clean and safe water in the most ecofriendly ways through innovation and greener solutions and systems. The initiative also reflects Metito’s ongoing commitment to support the UN’s SDGs; goal 6 – clean water and sanitation, goal 7 – affordable and clean energy, goal 11 – sustainable cities and communities, and goal 13 – climate action.
Commenting on this, Rami Ghandour, Metito Managing Director, said; “ Innovation is key to sustainable water management and Metito is committed to support initiatives that aim to explore and introduce greener and more efficient technologies. The Trial Reservoir initiative, is a good platform for technology providers to reach utility owners faster and in a more systematic way. This will enable new efficient technologies to be commercialized in a more timely manner benefiting the entire ecosystem.”
The Trial Reservoir was created to address both the funding-for-trials challenge which every water utility struggles with and the cultural challenge we have in the water sector which drives the ‘trial then trial then trial again’ behavior of many utilities. The initiative is aimed at driving radical changes in how water utilities engage with new technology, in particular around the climate crisis.
The initiative was launched by Isle Utilities, the company behind the Water Action Platform for which Metito is also a founding member. Chairman, Isle Group, Dr. Piers Clark, said; “ We are adamant on making a difference in the unfolding water scenario and this initiative will become an enabler of true change in the water industry. Having onboard a global leader such as Metito. as a core sponsor, adds to the credibility of this initiative and more importantly provides a strong head start as they are providing us with in depth insights on key markets, their challenges and technology gaps, being present through its projects in over 50 countries in the most arid regions”.