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

Water sector has appetite for “radical collaboration”

Speakers from across utilities, the supply chain communities, regulators and academia addressed the ways research and innovation can transform the water sector at UKWIR’s third-annual conference. The event, in collaboration with Spring - the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence - took place on 4 October 2022 in London.

Published On 31/10/2022

Focus on discharges from sewers

It is essential sewers can meet the challenges of population growth, groundwater infiltration and weather extremes in the future, particularly to protect and improve water quality. UKWIR is working on five new projects to answer our Big Question: “How do we achieve zero uncontrolled discharges from sewers by 2050?”

Published On 24/08/2022

Focus on Carbon Reduction

All businesses are being expected to do more to reduce and mitigate their carbon footprint and the UK’s water sector is no exception. Water companies in England and Wales have committed to achieve net zero operational emissions by 2030. Scottish and Irish Water are working towards net zero carbon by 2040, with Northern Ireland Water committing to carbon neutrality by 2050.

Published On 23/08/2022

Helping secure water resources for the future

Large parts of the UK and Ireland are becoming increasingly water stressed, and this is exacerbated by population growth, climate change and the need to keep water in the environment.

Published On 23/08/2022

Transforming the sector through research & innovation: UKWIR 3rd Annual conference

Setting sail on a collaborative future Through initiatives like net-zero carbon, the water sector has set a course towards an environment where transformational innovation and collaboration can thrive.

Published On 13/07/2022

Our Reports Go Open Access

Open sharing of data and information plays a significant part in driving collaborative research, innovation and learning across sectors. It can also help build bridges to new organisations, instigate new partnerships and spark new ideas.

Published On 15/05/2022

Global Water Research Coalition board meeting

Between 24th and 27th April, UKWIR welcomed colleagues from international partner organisations as we hosted the annual board meeting of the Global Water Research Coalition.

Published On 14/05/2022

Focus on future asset planning

We recently completed a project to define a Future Asset Planning framework under our Asset Management Big Question.

Published On 14/05/2022



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