Innovators are set to tackle environmental challenges at Northumbrian Water’s Innovation Festival in July.

Registration has opened for the free event at Newcastle Racecourse on July 8-11, which draws global creatives to address key current issues such as water scarcity and storm overflows.

The festival will feature a range of sprints, hacks and dashes, including several with an environmental focus, such as improving water quality, achieving net zero, and reducing pollution and leakage.

Angela MacOscar, head of innovation at Northumbrian Water, said: "These are topics that we know really matter to our customers, and we are so excited to gather some brilliant people all in one place in order to grow some great ideas at speed and scale.

"It is so important for our innovators to get together and come up with creative and tangible solutions to some of the very real problems that we face every day."