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

Review into plastic pollution shows how best to tackle it through source control

UKWIR has recently completed a project as part of a suite of work contributing to the understanding of the types and quantities of plastic items commonly received at wastewater treatment works (WwTW) and those leaving combined sewer overflows (CSOs).

Published On 13/02/2023

UKWIR launches "MyLibrary" of research reports

Free access to over 1,000 of UKWIR’s research reports has now been made easier due to the launch of a new “MyLibrary” feature on the UKWIR website.

Published On 12/02/2023

Recent Funding and Collaborations

UKWIR receives around £3.5 million from its members each year to fund its research programme. Our members also provide substantial in-kind resources through their active participation in programme development and project delivery.

Published On 11/02/2023

Free access to hundreds of water sector research reports

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) is providing free access to over 1,000 of its water sector research reports aimed at helping to improve water and wastewater services for customers, and protecting the environment.

Published On 07/02/2023

Research signals new approach to asset management

A major collaborative study from UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) into how the sector can create future value through asset management has published a final report. In this Q&A, co-programme lead Carol Cairns, strategic planning manager, Northumbrian Water, explains why a step-change in asset management is needed.

Published On 17/01/2023

UKWIR 2022 Annual Conference Highlights

Speakers from across utilities, the supply chain communities, regulators and academia addressed the ways research and innovation can transform the water sector at UKWIR’s third-annual conference. The event, in collaboration with Spring - the water sector’s innovation centre of excellence - took place on 4 October 2022 in London.

Published On 21/12/2022

Research builds knowledge on carbon and water

Sector-wide research is critical for navigating the myriad approaches that the water sector might pursue for reducing its carbon footprint and reaching net zero by 2030, says Dan Green, head of sustainability and innovation at Wessex Water, and programme lead for UKWIR’s carbon research projects.

Published On 13/12/2022

UKWIR Welcomes new Programme and Co Programme Leads

UKWIR would like to introduce our newest team members, Mark Craig (Severn Trent), Nick Mills (Southern Water) and Doug Spencer (Anglian Water). We are delighted that these colleagues have taken up these vital roles for UKWIR and look forward to the positive contribution and guidance they give to our Big Questions programme. Mark, Nick and Doug will contribute to our Programme Steering meetings, bringing their experience as practitioners to this critical role in our overall Programme Management process.

Published On 08/12/2022



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