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

Setting a framework for alleviating water poverty

UKWIR has undertaken research designed to support decision makers and water companies in making water and sewerage bills affordable for all, and in the development of a strategy to address UKWIR’s Big Question ambition of How to achieve zero customers in water poverty by 2030’ in the UK.

Published On 29/05/2020

UKWIR Annual Conference

UKWIR Annual Conference: Transforming the Water Sector through collaborative research and innovation 15 December 2020 | London | Hilton London Tower Bridge, 5 more London Riverside, Tooley St, London. SE1 2BY

Published On 28/05/2020

Providing the water industry with information on coronavirus

The benefits of having an advisory service to inform the industry on potential threats to its sewerage and water treatment operations is important at the best of times. Recent events are demonstrating the benefits of having expert advice on hand.

Published On 28/05/2020

A dedication to research

United Utilities' Frank Grimshaw is standing down from his post of UKWIR Programme Lead for the Regulation area of research.

Published On 28/05/2020

How can we define, measure and reduce Water Poverty?

Work completed for our Big Question "How to achieve zero customers in water poverty by 2030"

Published On 28/05/2020

Leakage Innovation Heatmap

UKWIR recently released their Leakage Innovation Heatmap

Published On 14/05/2020

Ofwat Central Innovation Fund

Water companies in the UK and Ireland have come together, facilitated by UKWIR, in response to the Ofwat proposal for a central Innovation Fund.

Published On 30/04/2020

Enhancing the response to Cryptosporidium

Shortly after its establishment in 1994, UKWIR embarked on a programme of research on Cryptosporidium that helped the industry and regulators to combat this health risk. Recently ground-breaking advances in genotyping technology have been identified and are now driving a new UKWIR project, Cryptosporidium: Enhancing the Water Industry’s Capability to Respond, with Public Health Wales as the contractor. A project dissemination workshop was held in January to bring together a wide range of stakeholders ensuring the research would deliver what the water industry needs through enhancements to genotyping technology.

Published On 12/03/2020



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