NEWS and developments from UKWIR

We regularly publish News Articles on our website to inform our members and the general public of developments within the organisation.

News Articles

UKWIR's Second Annual Conference

After a challenging 18 months, we’re really excited to bring the sector together for our second annual conference, taking place virtually on 28 October.

Published On 30/09/2021

How do we remove more carbon than we emit by 2050?

We’re really pleased to share an overview of four major projects underway to address one of the biggest challenges the water sector is facing – achieving net zero operational carbon emissions.

Published On 24/08/2021

UKWIR shares first circular economy findings

In July, UKWIR shared the first findings from two collaborative projects under its Big Question “How do we maximise recovery of useful resources and achieve zero waste by 2050?”.

Published On 18/08/2021

Four carbon reduction projects starting soon

Four projects to help the sector reduce carbon emissions by addressing shortfalls in two key areas – measurement and accountability – are underway under Big Question “How do we remove more carbon than we emit by 2050?”

Published On 17/08/2021

UKWIR appoints executive pairing to deliver Centre of Excellence

In July, UKWIR welcomed Shaunna Berendsen and Carly Perry as Client Programme Director and Consultant Executive Lead respectively, to deliver the first iteration of the Innovation Centre of Excellence (CoE) after it was awarded £250,000 from Ofwat’s Innovation Fund, matched by the industry through UKWIR.

Published On 17/08/2021


UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) has announced the appointments of Shaunna Berendsen as Client Programme Director and Carly Perry as Consultant Executive Lead to oversee the establishment of the UK water industry’s Innovation Centre of Excellence. The CoE will be an innovation accelerator hub, promoting collaboration within and beyond the sector and driving transformational innovation – addressing the biggest challenges facing the water sector.

Published On 28/06/2021


UKWIR flagship project appoints consortium of industry leaders to work closely with the sector to take investment planning to the next level.

Published On 25/06/2021



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