UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

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The Collaborative Research platform
for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

 

Addressing the Big Questions facing the water industry

Creating real outcomes through new knowledge and learning

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

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

News

Setting a framework for alleviating water poverty

Published On 29/05/2020


UKWIR Annual Conference

Published On 28/05/2020


Providing the water industry with information on coronavirus

Published On 28/05/2020


A dedication to research

Published On 28/05/2020


How can we define, measure and reduce Water Poverty?

Published On 28/05/2020


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Latest Publications

 

Cryptosporidium, Giardia & other Parasites

Published: 11/05/2020

Cryptosporidium: Enhancing the Water Industry’s Capability to Respond

Cryptosporidium causes outbreaks of diarrhoeal disease and can be transmitted in drinking water. Not all species of Cryptosporidi...

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Published: 04/05/2020

Understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage & plumbing losses in water delivered to household properties

The aim of this project is to obtain a clearer understanding of the balance of customer use, plumbing losses and underground supply pipe losses in ...

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Customer Issues

Published: 30/03/2020

Defining water poverty and evaluating existing information and approaches to reduce water poverty

A part of the English water industry’s Public Interest Commitment is to make bills affordable for all households with water and sewerage bill...

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Waste Water Treatment and Sewerage

Published: 24/02/2020

UKWIR’s Source Apportionment GIS Model (SAGIS): Research, Planning and Management

This project has enhanced the SAGIS-SIMCAT system through the development of new tools, methodologies, and intelligence that promote novel applicat...

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Water Resources

Published: 03/02/2020

How do we halve our freshwater abstractions sustainably by 2050?: Research review and gap analysis

This report provides an initial roadmap, and an integrated portfolio of research projects. Together, these chart a programme of research to support...

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