Portsmouth Water and the University of Portsmouth are to collaborate on a range of initiatives aimed at promoting greater innovation. These will include student exchanges, the development of new academic programmes and joint research activities.
University students will benefit from the company's expertise, while the partnership will provide the utility company with new opportunities for research, innovation and collaboration with some of the area’s leading academics.
“This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to inspire and learn from each other,” said Bob Taylor (pictured signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the university’s Chris Chang), Chief Executive Officer for Portsmouth Water. “By working together, I am confident we can truly make a difference to our region, increasing opportunities for innovation, learning and bringing benefits to those who live, work and study here.”
Chris Chang, Deputy Vice-Chancellor for the University of Portsmouth, said: “The opportunity to work together with Portsmouth Water, particularly as they develop the new Havant Thicket Reservoir, will provide invaluable research and learning for both organisations and the community.”