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for the UK and Ireland Water Sector

 

 

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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.

UKWIR Big Question VIDEO

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

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Research signals new approach to asset management

Published On 17/01/2023


UKWIR 2022 Annual Conference Highlights

Published On 21/12/2022


Research builds knowledge on carbon and water

Published On 13/12/2022


UKWIR Welcomes new Programme and Co Programme Leads

Published On 08/12/2022


Third annual conference sparks radical collaboration

Published On 08/12/2022


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Latest Publications (for non-members)

Members have free access to reports by logging into the website and using the Publications Menu.

 

Sewerage

Published: 22/12/2022 09:52:43

Infiltration detection

Infiltration detection in sewers

Whilst there are several available methods, infiltration continues to be a significant problem in sewers fo...

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Treatment Processes

Published: 22/12/2022 12:38:25

Plastics received by the Water Industry & how best to tackle them through source control

This project contributes to the understanding of the types and quantities of plastic items (>6mm) commonly received at Wastewater Treatment Work...

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Stormwaters

Published: 06/12/2022 10:45:31

Climate Change Rainfall for use in Sewerage Design - Design Storm Profiles, Antecedent Conditions, Red-Up Tool Update and Seasonality Impacts

With the first round of the Drainage and Wastewater Management Plans (DWMPs) being produced and increasing industry attention on storm overflows it...

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Environmental Quality

Published: 29/11/2022 09:52:15

GROUND WATER INFILTRATION MODEL PROJECT REPORT AND GUIDANCE MANUAL

Groundwater infiltration in urban drainage systems is costly to the water industry, impacting on system performance and operating costs. Loss of ef...

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Customer debt

Published: 16/11/2022 15:39:25

ACHIEVING ZERO CUSTOMERS IN WATER POVERTY BY 2030 SPRINT WORKSHOP SUMMARY

As part of UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) big question programme we ...

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