NEWS and developments from UKWIR

We regularly publish News Articles on our website to inform our members and the general public of developments within the organisation.
 

News Articles

Research signals new approach to asset management

A major collaborative study from UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) into how the sector can create future value through asset management has published a final report. In this Q&A, co-programme lead Carol Cairns, strategic planning manager, Northumbrian Water, explains why a step-change in asset management is needed.

Published On 17/01/2023


UKWIR 2022 Annual Conference Highlights

Speakers from across utilities, the supply chain communities, regulators and academia addressed the ways research and innovation can transform the water sector at UKWIR’s third-annual conference. The event, in collaboration with Spring - the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence - took place on 4 October 2022 in London.

Published On 21/12/2022


Research builds knowledge on carbon and water

Sector-wide research is critical for navigating the myriad approaches that the water sector might pursue for reducing its carbon footprint and reaching net zero by 2030, says Dan Green, head of sustainability and innovation at Wessex Water, and programme lead for UKWIR’s carbon research projects.

Published On 13/12/2022


UKWIR Welcomes new Programme and Co Programme Leads

UKWIR would like to introduce our newest team members, Mark Craig (Severn Trent), Nick Mills (Southern Water) and Doug Spencer (Anglian Water). We are delighted that these colleagues have taken up these vital roles for UKWIR and look forward to the positive contribution and guidance they give to our Big Questions programme. Mark, Nick and Doug will contribute to our Programme Steering meetings, bringing their experience as practitioners to this critical role in our overall Programme Management process.

Published On 08/12/2022


Third annual conference sparks radical collaboration

Speakers from across utilities, the supply chain communities, regulators and academia addressed the ways research and innovation can transform the water sector at UKWIR’s third-annual conference. The event, in collaboration with Spring - the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence - took place on 4 October 2022 in London. 

Published On 08/12/2022


Transferring minimal excavation technology to the water industry - 22/WM/12/1

The UK water industry is committed to making significant reduction in leakage to safeguard water resources in the future, as well as delivering on commitments in the net zero roadmap. Safely and efficiently repairing leaks and the associated excavation activities are a key part of the challenge of reducing leakage. However current excavation practises for buried pipes are slow, disruptive, labour intensive and can lead to unintentional damage to nearby assets.

Published On 07/12/2022


Water sector has appetite for “radical collaboration”

Speakers from across utilities, the supply chain communities, regulators and academia addressed the ways research and innovation can transform the water sector at UKWIR’s third-annual conference. The event, in collaboration with Spring - the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence - took place on 4 October 2022 in London.

Published On 31/10/2022


Focus on discharges from sewers

It is essential sewers can meet the challenges of population growth, groundwater infiltration and weather extremes in the future, particularly to protect and improve water quality. UKWIR is working on five new projects to answer our Big Question: “How do we achieve zero uncontrolled discharges from sewers by 2050?”

Published On 24/08/2022


 

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