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First published in January 2006, Water Active has quickly established itself as the UK's leading water industry monthly magazine. Not only does Water Active have the most experienced publishing team in the industry, it also has the highest number of readers. Consequently, Water Active is the FIRST choice for advertising schedules.

Visit to view the latest media data and editorial calendar as an online interactive magazine.

Water Active in print

The A3 monthly print magazine is the Water Active brand's flagship product. Each issue is full of news, case studies, products, opinion pieces, features, technical articles and more.

Subject to meeting our terms for free distribution, the magazine can be received free of charge every month.

If you would like to become a regular subscriber to Water Active you can apply for a free monthly subscription by downloading the Subscriptions Form (240 KB PDF) and return it by fax to +44 (0)1923 25 22 20.

Every year each subscriber will also receive a free copy of the Water Active Year Book, published alongside the August issue of the magazine.

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A real magazine on the web

Water Active can also be read online, free of charge every month in the form of a fully interactive digital magazine. The online version allows access to the magazine at any time from any location. Pages can be printed or saved in PDF format for forwarding to colleagues or for later use.

Editorial and advertisement pages are fully interactive, directing the reader to a supplier's web site if more information is required, or an email can be sent to request further assistance.

The magazine is not downloaded but is viewed on our own servers, enabling fast and efficient viewing. To view the latest issue now visit

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The Water Active Year Book

The Water Active Year Book is another ground-breaking concept from The Water Active Team. Traditional year books and directories have a cover price, and subsequently limited circulations with short print runs.

The Water Active Year Book bucks this trend. It is a full colour, A5 perfect bound book distributed free of charge to all 7,000 subscribers of the print version of Water Active in August, with an additional 1,500 copies available at major trade events throughout the year. It is also available to view online, free of charge, as an interactive magazine via

But the lack of a cover price doesn't reduce quality or content. Chapters include:

Water Supply & Sewerage Companies
Environment Agencies
Central Government
Local Government
Health & Environmental
Academic & Research
Trade Associations
Civil Engineering
Consulting Engineers
Suppliers Guide - A to Z
Suppliers Guide - Products & Service
Company Profiles

For advertisers, prices are kept to a minimum, ensuring it's available to all suppliers in the market no matter what their budget size. This makes for a highly comprehensive book.

To request an order form for inclusion in the next edition please email

To view the current Year Book online visit

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An online community

The addition to the portfolio of the website you're currently browsing completes the Water Active philosophy of delivering the news, free of charge, in whatever format the reader prefers, be it a monthly print magazine, a monthly online magazine, a year book or daily and weekly news on the web.

There's news, product and case study sections, an events diary and a comprehensive suppliers directory. Just as importantly, the website plays host to the online magazine, and contains the archive for every previous issue, ensuring those all important back issues are always available.

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Meet the team

The Water Active team of Dan Ware, Jez Kirby and Phil Alsop has well over 40 years' combined experience of working in the water industry, with a successful track record in both launching, and managing all aspects of, magazine publishing, and event organisation.

The Water Active team are (left to right): Dan Ware, Jez Kirby and Phil Alsop.

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Water Active is proud to be a member of British Water.

British Water and its predecessor bodies have been active in representing the interests of its members since 1938.

British Water lobbies governments and regulators on behalf of its members and provides vital information on home and overseas water and wastewater markets - how much is being spent, by whom, where, when, how and on what.

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