UK WATER INDUSTRY RESEARCH

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The Collaborative Research platform
for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

 

Addressing the Big Questions facing the water industry

Creating real outcomes through new knowledge and learning

 

 

 

 

 

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Leading the WATER Research Agenda

UKWIR has been positively shaping the UK water industry's future for over 25 years.
We facilitate, manage & deliver a strategic programme of research projects for our members, the Water Companies of the UK and Ireland, to address the key challenges they face.  We do this by providing leadership in shaping the future water research agenda.

 

Big questions

The focus of our research is captured in our Big Questions.  These questions cover many Research Themes and activities of work and represent the key challenges they face, now and in the future.

You can directly access five of our Big Questions below, with a sixth link to all twelve.

News

UKWIR Annual Conference

Published On 28/11/2019


Good news on Microplastics

Published On 28/11/2019


Evolution of Big Questions

Published On 28/11/2019


An ambitious leakage programme

Published On 28/11/2019


Steve Kaye judging 2020 Water Industry Awards

Published On 15/11/2019


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Latest Publications

 

Drinking Water

Published: 02/12/2019

Achieving 100% compliance with drinking water standards at point of use by 2050 - Intensifying Natural Processes

A review of innovative technologies for improving reservoir water quality was carried out. Six technology categories were shortlisted as havin...

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Leakage

Published: 18/11/2019

Incidence and Causes of Repeat Bursts at Old Repairs

Analysis was undertaken at a national level to examine the proportion of mains bursts that are caused by failures of previous repairs, and how thes...

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Asset Management Plans

Published: 13/11/2019

Best Practice for Sediment Management for Reservoirs and River Impoundments

Sediment management is important to water companies for operational reasons, but also to balance ecological concerns and allow regulatory complianc...

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Leakage

Published: 25/10/2019

Smart Metering and Smart Networks for Leakage Management

The purpose of this UKWIR project was to gather information to identify and review the use of smart metering and smart networks for leakage managem...

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Water Mains & Services & Leakage

Published: 21/10/2019

Measuring the Efficiency of Active Leakage Control

This project reviewed the appropriate measures of Active Leakage Control performance and how efficiency of Active Leakage Control activity can be m...

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