The image below, shows that how the UKWIR Big Question Programme is progressing.
The following lists some of the most recent developments:
This BQ has progressed the furthest. There are a number of on-going projects including those focused on Plumbing Losses (phase 2), Smart Meters and Repeat Bursts. Two new PhDs have started focused on acoustic sensing techniques to detect leakage, with a further one on Fibre Optics planned.
This BQ is gathering momentum with several projects commencing this autumn as follows:
Previous work has been reviewed and five project outlines have been developed.
A phase 1 project, Research review and Gap Analysis, has been scoped and is currently in the tender process.
A Phase 1 project for this BQ has been scoped. It will involve defining water poverty and evaluating existing information and approaches to reduce water poverty.
Progress of this BQ is in the form of a Phase 1 project: Research Review and Gap Analysis. It should commence in January 2019.