Big question

BQ11 - How do we maximise recovery of useful resources and achieve zero waste by 2050?

 

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The ‘How do we maximise resource recovery and achieve zero waste by 2050?’ Big Question was launched with two projects to help identify the opportunities for water companies and identify the priorities for future work and innovation. They were aimed at answering the following questions:

  • What does a circular economy water industry look like?
  • Where is the greatest sustainable economic benefit for resource recovery in the water cycle?

We hope the findings from these two research projects will kick start a new and exciting direction of travel for the water industry that has the potential to transform how it operates in the future. A short summary of these two research projects can be read here. For detailed read please click, UKWIR report references 21/SL/12/3 & 21/SL/12/4. Our objective is to undertake further research to help ensure our members’ operations are sustainable and resilient in the long term, contribute to rebuilding the natural systems that they rely upon and help to support growth in the context of a circular economy. We now want to work with partners with expertise in this area who can help us to make it a reality. If you think you can help please contact us at mail@ukwir.org.uk .

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What does a circular economy water industry look like? (BQ11 Pathfinder Project)

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Where is the greatest sustainable economic benefit for resource recovery in the water cycle?

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