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

Leadership transition at UKWIR

After six years of distinguished service, Steve Kaye will be stepping down as Chief Executive Officer in November 2024. During his tenure, Steve has significantly strengthened UKWIR's role within the water sector. He has overseen the development of strategic offerings, fostered collaboration with water companies, research institutions, academia, and the wider supply chain.

Published On 11/06/2024

Update gives insights into non-acoustic leak detection and location technologies

Water leakages from pipes pose a significant environmental and economic problem and tackling this issue is one of UKWIR's strategic priorities.

Published On 19/05/2024

Customer behaviour campaigns on blockage reduction

Customer blockages in sewers are a major issue in the UK. Every year in England and Wales water companies spend millions of pounds dealing with over 300,000 blockages – thousands of which see people’s homes and belongings ruined by sewer flooding.

Published On 17/05/2024

Introducing the next phase of the Chemical Investigations Programme (CIP)

UKWIR strategic programme manager, Jenni Hughes has been working on the industry’s Chemical Investigations Programme for the last decade. Here she outlines what we can expect from the upcoming phase of this vital project.

Published On 16/05/2024

UKWIR seeks partners for carbon accounting workbook

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) is seeking expressions of interest from partners to develop a next generation version of the carbon accounting workbook, which ensures the water sector has a robust framework for calculating its greenhouse gas emissions.

Published On 17/04/2024

New standards for nickel plated water fittings

The project aimed to develop new testing methodologies for chrome and nickel-plated water fittings to ensure they meet regulatory requirements and minimise the risk of nickel exposure to consumers.

Published On 18/02/2024

Enhancing equality, diversity & inclusion in the water sector

While some progress has already been made, there is a need for greater diversity within the UK and Irish water industries to ensure the workforce across the sector is representative of the communities they serve. UKWIR wants to help accelerate progress in creating a more diverse and inclusive water industry.

Published On 16/02/2024