eight2O is transforming investment in water infrastructure by bringing together the best possible combination of industry leading partners to deliver value for money for Thames Water customers. The eight-strong alliance combines expertise and best practise from multiple sectors to think differently at every level, involving and engaging all parties to take a long term view. The partners alongside Thames Water include two design and build joint ventures made up of Costain, Atkins, Black & Veatch and Skanska, MWH, Balfour Beatty, plus MWH as the programme manager and IBM as the partner facilitating technology and innovation.