The Challenge of Plastics in the Environment

UKWIR presented at this four day workshop, held in September, which offered the unique opportunity for early career researchers and entrepreneurs to come together to develop and test ideas around solving the challenges that plastics in our environment pose.


UKWIR’s Mandy Fletton was invited to give an industry view of the challenges presented by micro-plastics.

Presentations were also given by members of British Antarctic Survey and researchers from Cambridge University.

The workshop featured on local TV news and was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 on 21 September.

Thames Water helped to fund the four day event.

Upcoming Meetings

  • WW02B209, Research, Planning and Management with UKWIR’s Source Apportionment Modelling System
     Thu 21 February 2019 09:45
  • Catchment Management for Water Quality and Quantity
     Tue 26 February 2019 10:00
  • Achieving Zero Leakage by 2050: Phase 2: Understanding the balance between customer use, supply pipe leakage and plumbing losses in water delivered to household properties
     Wed 27 February 2019 10:00
  • Water poverty - discussion of EoIs
     Thu 28 February 2019 11:00
  • DBP follow on project
     Thu 28 February 2019 13:00