UKWIR is responsible for facilitating the shaping of the water industry’s research agenda, developing the research programme, procuring the research and disseminating the outputs. Funding from members is around £3.5 million each year. In addition to this, the members commit substantial in-kind resources through their active participation in programme development and project delivery. UKWIR also collaborates extensively with other agencies where such collaboration adds value, for example, in terms of providing financial ‘leverage’ or facilitating wider acceptance of the outputs of the research.  

Note: Depending on the status of our Programme, projects in the planning phases may not be publicly viewable. Water Company staff should log in to the site to view projects at all planning stages.

The UKWIR Research Programme now runs on two cycles a year, taking the suggestions made by our members to develop an industry relevant programme of research projects. Consequently we have a rolling programme of projects that are either in progress or in planning.' Key dates for 2020 can be found here.

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Current Live Projects

UKWIR currently manages over 70 projects on behalf of UK Water companies. These Projects are generated and managed by the UKWIR programme development process, which you can see here.

The projects listed below are currently in progress. Double-click any of the entries to view the project resume. You may also register with us to receive updates, such as when project outputs are published.

Upcoming Meetings

  • Viruses & Somatic Coliphage - Cranfield Project - Meeting
     Thu 29 September 2022 13:00
  • Learning and recommendations from customer behaviour campaigns on blockage reduction - start up meeting
     Mon 03 October 2022 11:00
  • PSG STart up meeting
     Tue 04 October 2022 09:00
  • Understanding the scale and impact of privately owned drains/sewers on sewer capacity
     Wed 05 October 2022 08:45
  • GHG process emissions steering group
     Wed 05 October 2022 14:00