Published On 12/01/2021
Most of the projects, selected by the UK and Irish water companies, are helping to answer UKWIR’s Big Questions – the water industry’s strategic research programme. The rest are focussed on important areas where the industry needs new evidence and expertise.
Expressions of interest are open, inviting interested parties to put forward ideas for how these projects can be delivered in collaboration with UKWIR and its members.
Among the projects soon to get underway is the development of a new climate change adaptation framework to enable the water industry plan for climate change in a consistent way. It must meet all the international, national and sectoral drivers, and bring together best practice from across the globe so the sector has a robust and trusted tool that it can use to drive investment decisions.
Understanding the costs associated with both operational and embodied carbon across the whole life of an asset is critical in investment decisions. A project to identify how best to calculate the whole life cost or carbon will be delivered so the industry can make progress against its ambitious carbon reduction targets.
Four collaborative workshops focussed on the Zero Leakage and Zero Supply Interruptions Big Questions are to be held to help fast-track progress in key areas including effective early warning and event management and customer communication. The workshops must bring together existing knowledge and good practice, share learning and expertise to identify priorities for further work.
The other projects that are included in part one of the 2021 research programme:
o wastewater microbiological standards and
o wastewater disinfection methods and costs
Further information on all these projects can be found at https://ukwir.org/eng/ukwir-projects-open-to-expressions-of-interest or contact UKWIR at firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submission of Expressions of Interest is Friday 22nd January 2021.
Part two of the 2021 research programme will be developed and progressed later in the year.
Find out more about UKWIR’s BIG Questions at https://ukwir.org/eng/big-questions-facing-uk-water-industry
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