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 2021 Research Programme Launched

UKWIR has kicked off the next round of its research programme that will deliver 12 new projects that will help the water sector meet the challenges of the future.

Published On 12/01/2021


Two extensive research projects both aimed at protecting the nation’s drinking water from water-borne viruses and disinfection by-products are underway. The UKWIR-led research is taking place with scientific academics at one of the UK’s top research universities – Cranfield – right up until 2024. Both projects will play a critical role in achieving UKWIR’s Big Question “How do we achieve 100% compliance with drinking water standards (at point of use) by 2050?”.

Published On 10/12/2020


A new database that contains important information on trace chemicals found in treated wastewater has gone live and, in a water industry first, is being made publicly available for anyone to access.

Published On 30/11/2020

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



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