UKWIR is responsible for facilitating the shaping of the water industry’s research agenda, developing the research programme, procuring the research and disseminating the outputs. Funding from members is around £3.5 million each year. In addition to this, the members commit substantial in-kind resources through their active participation in programme development and project delivery. UKWIR also collaborates extensively with other agencies where such collaboration adds value, for example, in terms of providing financial ‘leverage’ or facilitating wider acceptance of the outputs of the research.  

    Note: Depending on the status of our Programme, projects in the planning phases may not be publicly viewable. Water Company staff should log in to the site to view projects at all planning stages.

    The UKWIR Research Programme now runs on two cycles a year, taking the suggestions made by our members to develop an industry relevant programme of research projects. Consequently we have a rolling programme of projects that are either in progress or in planning.' Key dates for 2020 can be found here.

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    Current Live Projects

    UKWIR currently manages over 70 projects on behalf of UK Water companies. These Projects are generated and managed by the UKWIR programme development process, which you can see here.

    The projects listed below are currently in progress. Double-click any of the entries to view the project resume. You may also register with us to receive updates, such as when project outputs are published.

    Upcoming Meetings

    • Board Meeting - Feb 2023 (Strategy)
       Thu 09 February 2023 10:00
    • PSG Meeting 3 - Treatment Options for Storm Overflows
       Fri 10 February 2023 10:30
    • Update on Non-acoustic leak detection Academic Workshop
       Thu 23 February 2023 10:00
    • Root Cause of ITS PSG
       Tue 28 February 2023 10:00
    • Dissemination Event - Treatment Options for Storm Overflows
       Thu 09 March 2023 10:00