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

Water industry seeks partners to embed circular economy approach across the sector

The UK water industry has set itself the ambition of embedding the principles of a circular economy - maximising resource recovery and achieving zero waste from its operations by 2050.

Published On 23/07/2020

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 20/07/2020

Water Quality Model Enhanced Ahead of PR24

Work to enhance the modelling tool used to target investment to improve river water quality has begun ahead of PR24.

Published On 14/07/2020

2050 Water - Draft Innovation Strategy Launched

The UK’s first draft Water Innovation Strategy has been launched setting out a vision for transformational change across the water sector in anticipation of Ofwat’s £200m innovation fund and the establishment of a Centre of Excellence that will act as a UK hub for global water innovation.

Published On 09/07/2020

Improving understanding of current and future household water use

A project to better understand household water use – to help drive down demand to ultimately reduce abstractions from the environment – has got underway.

Published On 11/06/2020

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

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



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