Water Operations

The Water Control Room Forum (W-CRF) has been established by UK water companies “To facilitate appropriate exchanges in order to share insights and best practice in meeting current and future business challenges”.

W-CRF provides:

  • A forum in which the knowledge, expertise and experience of tackling technical, cultural, organisational and procedural challenges of control rooms can be shared in an open environment;
  • A like-minded network in which mutual support can be freely given to improve control room operations nationally;
  • Opportunities to view a range of control rooms in the water industry and, on a selected basis, in other industries;
  • Opportunities for networking with control room professionals from the water industry and, on a selected basis, with other utilities, academia, consultants and contractors.


Licence to Control

A W-CRF spin-off initiative, known as Licence to Control (L2C), is addressing the skill gap as the industry moves from reactive control to more proactive ways of working.


For further information please contact:

John Brown, W-CRF Administrator
E: admin@w-crf.org.uk

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W-CRF Membership

Membership is currently restricted to water companies only.

Members in 2017 include:

Affinity Water

Anglian Water

Bournemouth Water

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Guernsey Water

Irish Water Uisce Éireann

Northumbrian Water

Portsmouth Water

Scottish Water

Severn Trent Water

South East Water

Southern Water

South Staffordshire Water

South West Water

Thames Water

United Utilities

Wessex Water

Yorkshire Water



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