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All UKWIR projects are available below and by default are ordered alphabetically (A to Z). Various search options are available via the side-bar.

Should you wish to see a list of all research projects completed under a particular research topic (e.g. Drinking Water), then please go to our Research Topic Catalogues via this button. They will provide you with a full list of projects completed for that research topic and a short summary of each project. Just select the topic that is of interest.

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WW1243

Big Question / Topic
BQ05 Wastewater

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BQ05-F04 Pollution Inventory estimator tool - update

The primary objective is to provide an updated and revised estimator tool to provide returns of suitable credibility to regulators at the expense of minimal time and effort by companies



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Project Commenced

UKWIR Reference
WW1242

Big Question / Topic
BQ05 Wastewater

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Wastewater Briefings & Alerts - continuation of service

To assist the UK and Irish Water Industry in positioning itself for the future, UKWIR seeks to obtain advance notice of issues likely to impact the business of the UK and Irish Water Industry.  Such information will enable the industry to be aware of new and developing issues and to respond to them with authority. It will also prevents duplication of research work, thus directing expenditure on research in a more focused manner.



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Project Commenced

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DW1225

Big Question / Topic
BQ04 Drinking water

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Water Quality Events Database - continuation of service

The objective of the project is to maintain and further develop the functionality of the Database as an effective communication and analysis tool for events.

It provides a platform for company users to:

  • Assist risk assessment for DWSPs
  • Improve communications between companies
  • Notify companies of hazardous situations
  • Sharing and learning


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Project Commenced

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CL1188

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BQ10 Carbon
Carbon

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Calculating wholelife / totex carbon

The objective is to have better knowledge of methods for integrating assessments of capital and operational carbon emissions and being able to show external stakeholders that the sector is able to address the former as well as the latter



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Project Commenced

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CL1178

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BQ10 Carbon

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Quantifying and reducing direct greenhouse gas emissions from wastewater treatment processes - Phase 2

The objective of this project is to gain experience of methods used for measuring and controlling nitrous oxide and methane emissions from water and wastewater treatment processes, with a principal focus on nitrous oxide from wastewater treatment. 

This is the planned second phase of a project initiated at the end of 2019. In phase one of this project, a literature review was undertaken to identify, appraise and synthesize research evidence on direct process emissions factors (EFs), using analysis of UK and Irish literature, global literature and best practice accounting methodologies.

A potential phase 2 project was identified as an output of this work – to include field research, pilot trials, sampling and analysis. This specification is designed to initiate the phase 2 project.