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 Annual Conference moves to online

UKWIR’s first annual conference – Transforming the water sector through collaborative research and innovation – being held on 15 December 2020 will now be online.

Published On 20/11/2020

Tracking and addressing sources of environmental pollution

Over the last 10 years a series of UKWIR projects have helped in developing an industry-wide tool enabling water companies and regulators to work together to improve the water quality and ecology of the country’s rivers. A report, UKWIR’s Source Apportionment GIS Model (SAGIS): Research, Planning and Management, is now available, Together with six supporting reports from 2010 to 2019.

Published On 20/11/2020

Important scientific data goes public in water industry first

UKWIR is now hosting an important database of trace chemicals found in treated wastewater on its website. The information is being made publicly available for anyone to access.

Published On 20/11/2020

Pulling Together

The last few months have been challenging times for all of us, with restricted travelling and an uncertain future. Having said that, the UKWIR community has really pulled together, using the latest communications applications to the full, and have delivered some great outcomes this year. These include the completion of the Big Question Routemaps which have brought a whole range of new research projects with them. UKWIR has also facilitated the delivery of the Water Sector Innovation Strategy, and is currently aligning its activities to complement a future Centre of Excellence. Furthermore, I am delighted to say that UKWIR has so far this year delivered 22 research projects to its members. Steve Kaye, UKWIR CEO

Published On 19/11/2020

The National Failure Database

THE NATIONAL FAILURE DATABASE – an opportunity to collaborate and innovate

Published On 12/11/2020

UKWIR leakage projects underway at Sheffield University’s new state-of-the-art facility

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) is working in partnership with the University of Sheffield on two analytical and experimental research projects to reduce leakage levels.

Published On 06/11/2020

UK 2050 – Water Innovation Strategy launched

The UK’s first water innovation strategy has been published setting a new vision for transformational change through innovation across the UK water sector.

Published On 05/10/2020

Pipe Dream becomes a reality as pipe performance secrets unearthed

A research project to examine the long-term performance of plastic pipes used to supply the nation’s drinking water has finally unearthed its performance secrets.

Published On 15/09/2020



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