The Collaborative Research platform
for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

Addressing the Big Questions facing the water industry

Creating real outcomes through new knowledge and learning

 

 

 

  

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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.-

 

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.

 

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Published On 16/11/2021


Collaboration Collaboration Collaboration

Published On 15/11/2021


Spring Launch

Published On 12/11/2021


UKWIR Publishes Research to put the Circular Economy at the Heart of the Water Sector

Published On 08/11/2021


WWT Wastewater Conference & Exhibition 2022 25/01/2022| Birmingham

Published On 20/10/2021


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Latest Publications (for non-members)

Members have free access to reports by logging into the website and using the Publications Menu.

 

Published: 24/11/2021

Understanding Asset Risk

This project forms part of UKWIR’s Asset Management Big Question of ‘How to continue creating positive v...

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Drinking Water Quality & Health

Published: 09/11/2021

TASTE AND ODOUR (T&O): METHODS OF DETECTION

The UKWIR project ‘Taste and Odour (T&O): Methods of Detection’ reviewed literature, carried out comprehensive non-targeted chemica...

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Urban Pollution Management

Published: 07/11/2021

SAGIS model update tool to support modelling for PR24

SAGIS is a GIS-based decision support system for management of water quality at the river basin scale. To support modelling for PR24, a complementa...

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Sustainability

Published: 28/10/2021

What does a circular economy water industry look like?

This project, part of Big Question 11, addressed key challenges and identified research needs towards maximising recovery of useful resources and a...

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Sustainability

Published: 28/10/2021

Where is the greatest sustainable economic benefit for resource recovery in the water cycle?

This project, part of Big Question 11, addressed key challenges and identified research needs towards maximising recovery of useful resources and a...

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