ISBN: 1 84057 829 7
Published Date: 25/07/2017
Drinking Water Quality Big Question: How Can We Achieve 100% Compliance with Drinking Water Standards at Point of Use by 2050?
UKWIR has undertaken an ambitious programme to define longer term, strategic research needs in key areas via its Big Questions initiative. To support the development of this drinking water quality (DWQ) Big Question, a community-owned list of prioritised research needs to achieve 100% compliance for drinking water quality was produced.
The innovations needed in drinking water quality were evaluated from source to tap to capture the inter-dependencies within water systems and to identify the best intervention options to balance risk reduction and cost. The approach for the prioritisation of DWQ research needs considered the degree of current knowledge, including uncertainty and gaps, and mapped that against the degree of risk associated with each contaminant. Contaminants with lowest knowledge and highest risk were prioritised as the focus of future research at an interactive workshop. The prioritised issues included those where little occurrence data exists, where there is a need to increase fundamental understanding, or where both occurrence data and understanding are lacking.
You can download this report FOC via the UKWIR website.