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

UKWIR Strategic Programme Manager Position Available

An exciting new position has become available at UKWIR

Published On 22/09/2023

Reducing risks to water through improved slug pellet formation

UKWIR has recently completed a project under big Question 4 - How do we achieve 100% compliance with drinking water standards by 2050?, which aimed to access the potential of combining inorganic controlled release formulation (iCRT) with a metaldehyde-based slug pellets, as a way of reducing the pesticide leaching into water courses.

Published On 08/06/2023

Sewage sludge to biochar – a review

This research, delivered by Atkins, outlines Advanced Thermal Conversion (ATC) based alternatives for sewage sludge management in the future and aids the industry by defining the most beneficial and environmentally predictable options. The review also explores valorisation options for new, bio-char-based outputs, contributing to the maximisation of value from waste and the circular economy. This project relates to BQ10 – How do we remove more carbon than we emit by 2050.

Published On 08/06/2023

Steve's Welcome

It is that time of year again, as many organisations release their annual reviews.

Published On 08/06/2023

Smart Water Utilities Europe 2023

Come and meet Steve Kaye, CEO, UKWIR at the Smart Water Utilities Europe 2023 Exhibition and Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands on 28-29 June, 2023.

Published On 01/06/2023

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