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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

UKWIR Annual Conference: Transforming the Water Sector through collaborative research and innovation 19 March 2020 | London | Hilton London Tower Bridge

Published On 28/11/2019


Good news on Microplastics

The Blue Planet TV programmes brought the issue of plastics in the environment into the collective conscious. In 2017, already aware of this concern, UKWIR proposed the Sink to River - River to Tap - A Review of Potential Risks from Nano-particles & Microplastics project to assess their presence in wastewater and sources of drinking water. It is the first study of its kind in the UK to develop a robust approach to sampling and detection of microplastic particles in the treated water cycle.

Published On 28/11/2019


Evolution of Big Questions

UKWIR’s Big question Programme gains momentum as illustrated in the image, where the progress made with each Big Question is shown in the context of the whole development process. RouteMaps have or are being developed as described in the main article.

Published On 28/11/2019


An ambitious leakage programme

UKWIR has identified a total of 25 new projects in the Leakage Big Question Programme (How do we Achieve Zero Leakage in a Sustainable Way by 2050?) to deliver the quantum leap needed on leakage performance. These projects will aim to quantify leakage more accurately, minimise leaks on new pipes and joints as well as improve ‘find and fix’ times.

Published On 28/11/2019


Steve Kaye judging 2020 Water Industry Awards

Recognising the best of the best, the annual Water Innovations Awards, organised by Water and Wastewater treatment (WWT) will be held 20th May 2020 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

Published On 15/11/2019


UKWIR Leakage Projects Completed by Servelec Technologies

Servelec have completed two projects for UKWIR regarding managing leakage

Published On 01/10/2019


Answering the Big Questions

Innovation in the water industry and the UKWIR Big Question programme.

Published On 11/09/2019


Sink to River - River to Tap: Review of Potential Risks from Microplastics

UKWIR – the UK and Irish water industry’s research body – has commissioned the first study of its kind in the UK to develop a robust approach to sampling and detection of microplastic particles in the treated water cycle. This included accurately measuring the presence of microplastic particles in potable (drinking) water, treated wastewater and in the solid residues (sludge) produced by both the water and wastewater treatment processes.

Published On 09/09/2019


 

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'UKWIR News' is published on a quarterly basis both separately and as an insert to the CIWEM (The Chartered Institute of Water and Environment Management) Water and Environment magazine. It is circulated to approximately 12,000 industry professionals around the world.

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