Published Date: 09/09/2019
The aim of this project was to help identify the key research gaps, challenges and priorities relating to the source, fate and potential impact of microplastic particles in regards to the water industry’s activities and operations.
The project started with a brief, desk-based literature review to provide a baseline to inform future discussions. The findings from the review were then validated and further developed via a series of interviews with a representative sample of stakeholders from the water industry, its regulators and academia.
The outputs of these two activities were then used to inform the structure and content of a route mapping workshop attended by the water industry, its regulators and academia to further define and prioritise the key research challenges. This resulted in the production of a research route map which is included in the report.
View this report online here