Innovation with Bluewave

Bluewave is Southern Water’s innovation, research and development lab.

Our mission is to create value for our customers, communities and company by exploring and introducing new ideas, technologies and ways of working.


In the Bluewave team, we have a range of experience from both in and outside the water sector. We work on a wide range of projects and programmes, using clearly-defined processes and methodologies to help quickly define challenges, develop ideas and collaborate with teams and individuals – both inside and outside Southern Water – to achieve tangible outcomes.


Get in touch

Would you like to submit an idea to us? Have a new process, piece of technology or way of working you’d like to collaborate on with us? We’re always keen to hear from individuals, businesses and organisations looking to do things better and differently.

This is also where you can get in touch with us if you’re interested in collaborating on a bid for Ofwat’s £200m innovation fund.

Once we’ve received your idea, we’ll review it as part of our lab innovation process and get back in touch with you within four weeks. Please make sure you don't submit any confidential information.

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