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for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

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Leading the WATER Research Agenda

UKWIR has been positively shaping the UK water industry's future for over 25 years.
We facilitate, manage & deliver a strategic programme of research projects for our members, the Water Companies of the UK and Ireland, to address the key challenges they face.  We do this by providing leadership in shaping the future water research agenda.-

UKWIR’s 4th Annual Conference, which took place in London in November 2023, explored the importance of research and innovation in addressing the water challenges of the 21st century and featured high-profile speakers from across water companies, regulators, the media and the supply chain.
To find out more about the key highlights from this year’s conference: https://ukwir.org/progressive-partnerships-will-refresh-water-sector-narrative

Big questions

The focus of our research is captured in our Big Questions.  These questions cover many Research Themes and activities of work and represent the key challenges they face, now and in the future.

UKWIR Big Question VIDEO

You can directly access five of our Big Questions below, with a sixth link to all twelve.

News

New standards for nickel plated water fittings

Published On 18/02/2024


Enhancing equality, diversity & inclusion in the water sector

Published On 16/02/2024


UKWIR announce... NEW research strategy

Published On 15/02/2024


Join us at Wet Networks: Water Innovation to Adapt to the Impacts of Climate Change

Published On 24/01/2024


Progressive partnerships will refresh water sector narrative

Published On 21/12/2023


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Latest Publications (for non-members)

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Legislation

Published: 23/01/2024 13:33:27

Alternative permitting Approaches

The project aims were to understand how other countries and environme...

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At The Tap

Published: 09/01/2024 09:24:09

Harnessing Pesticide Degrading Bacteria for Enhanced Drinking Water Treatment

This research aimed to enhance biological pesticide degradation in th...

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Water Mains & Services & Leakage

Published: 21/12/2023 09:28:25

Update on non-acoustic leak detection and location

A number of non-acoustic methods exist for leak detection and locatio...

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Sewerage

Published: 20/12/2023 12:21:41

Learning and recommendations from customer behaviour campaigns on blockage reduction

The issue of uncontrolled discharges from sewer overflows has generat...

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Sewerage

Published: 11/12/2023 15:55:46

Modelling Sewer Inlet Capacity Restrictions

Most urban drainage models in the UK are 1-dimenstional (1D) Type II ...

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