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for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

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Leading the WATER Research Agenda

UKWIR has been positively shaping the UK water industry's future for over 25 years.
We facilitate, manage & deliver a strategic programme of research projects for our members, the Water Companies of the UK and Ireland, to address the key challenges they face.  We do this by providing leadership in shaping the future water research agenda.-

 

Big questions

The focus of our research is captured in our Big Questions.  These questions cover many Research Themes and activities of work and represent the key challenges they face, now and in the future.

UKWIR Big Question VIDEO

You can directly access five of our Big Questions below, with a sixth link to all twelve.

 

News

Global Water Research Coalition board meeting

Published On 14/05/2022


Focus on future asset planning

Published On 14/05/2022


Our second annual review

Published On 14/05/2022


SPRING APPOINTS CARLY PERRY AS FIRST MANAGING DIRECTOR

Published On 25/03/2022


UKWIR 2022 Research Programme EOI

Published On 10/03/2022


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Latest Publications (for non-members)

Members have free access to reports by logging into the website and using the Publications Menu.

 

Published: 05/07/2022

Calculating whole life / totex carbon

This project carried out a high-level review of the tools currently use by the water sector; considered the potential for integrated ‘totex c...

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Maintenance

Published: 30/06/2022

Transferring minimal excavation methods to the water industry

This report provides a comprehensive review of current and developing technologies for minimal excavation which have the potential to enable the wa...

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Waste Water Treatment and Sewerage

Published: 13/04/2022

How can conventional wastewater treatment processes cope with greater volumes of weaker sewage

The water industry is under pressure to reduce spills from Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO), but without actions to limit infiltration and separate s...

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Asset Management

Published: 02/03/2022

Accelerating the innovation of early warning and event management tools - Workshops

As an UKWIR BQ2 (Zero Leakage) and BQ3 (Zero Interruptions) collaboration, a series of workshops were held in the summer of 2021.  Four interr...

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Asset Management

Published: 20/02/2022

Trunk Mains Preventative Maintenance to Reduce Major Incident Risk Workshop

As an UKWIR BQ2 (Zero Leakage) and BQ3 (Zero Interruptions) collaboration, a series of workshops were held in the summer of 2021.  Four interr...

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