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


UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) has announced the appointments of Shaunna Berendsen as Client Programme Director and Carly Perry as Consultant Executive Lead to oversee the establishment of the UK water industry’s Innovation Centre of Excellence. The CoE will be an innovation accelerator hub, promoting collaboration within and beyond the sector and driving transformational innovation – addressing the biggest challenges facing the water sector.

Published On 28/06/2021


UKWIR flagship project appoints consortium of industry leaders to work closely with the sector to take investment planning to the next level.

Published On 25/06/2021

UK Water Industry seeks ideas to minimise excavations as part of journey to tackle leakage

The UK Water Industry is committed to making significant reductions in leakage to safeguard the supply-demand balance in the future, as well as delivering on the net zero roadmap. Safely and efficiently repairing leaks with the associated excavation activities are a key part of the challenge to reduce leakage, however current processes for excavating buried pipes are slow, disruptive, labour-intensive and can lead to unintentional damage to neighbouring assets.

Published On 14/06/2021

Priority projects for the Regulation Big Question

UKWIR News is featuring, for the first time, the Big Question How do We Ensure that the Regulatory Framework Incentivises Efficient Delivery of the Right Outcomes for Customers and the Environment?

Published On 19/05/2021

Launching the Carbon Big Question Projects

The Carbon Big Question How do we Remove more Carbon than we Emit by 2050? has reached the important stage of commissioning projects for 2021/22 which concentrate on the two key areas of measurement and accountability.

Published On 18/05/2021

Reflecting on a transformational year and looking ahead

UKWIR has produced its Annual Review, the first of a series of communication initiatives in the pipeline, that capture the important work of the last year – including on its Big Questions programme and industry-developments in innovation – with a tantalising glimpse of where it is looking to go next.

Published On 18/05/2021

UKWIR Is recruiting for a Head of Fundraising to join our team

New Role created within UKWIR to create and implement Funding Strategy. Applications close 20th May 2021.

Published On 16/04/2021



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