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for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

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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.

UKWIR Big Question VIDEO

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

News

Water sector has appetite for “radical collaboration”

Published On 31/10/2022


Focus on discharges from sewers

Published On 24/08/2022


Focus on Carbon Reduction

Published On 23/08/2022


Helping secure water resources for the future

Published On 23/08/2022


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

Published On 13/07/2022


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Latest Publications (for non-members)

Members have free access to reports by logging into the website and using the Publications Menu.

 

Environmental benefits

Published: 16/09/2022

The Occurrence and Causes of Pressure Transients in Distribution Networks

Pressure transients contribute to water company assets’ degradation and structural failure, leading to, amongst other things, leakage and pip...

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Environmental Quality

Published: 29/11/2022 09:52:15

GROUND WATER INFILTRATION MODEL PROJECT REPORT AND GUIDANCE MANUAL

Groundwater infiltration in urban drainage systems is costly to the water industry, impacting on system performance and operating costs. Loss of ef...

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Overall Impacts

Published: 26/08/2022

Workbook for estimating operational GHG emissions – version 16

UKWIR has developed a standardised workbook for estimating operational greenhouse gas emissions, the Carbon Accounting Workbook (CAW), to bring con...

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Assets

Published: 06/10/2022 12:43:35

Future Asset Planning – Scenarios, frameworks and measures: Final report

UKWIR’s Big Question 08 asked “How do we continue to create value through Asset Management decision making? This project sought to answ...

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Customer debt

Published: 16/11/2022 15:39:25

ACHIEVING ZERO CUSTOMERS IN WATER POVERTY BY 2030 SPRINT WORKSHOP SUMMARY

As part of UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) big question programme we ...

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