UKWIR projects available for EOI

UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) is seeking expressions of interest (EOI) from partners or consortiums able to deliver targeted research projects tackling issues facing the water sector. UKWIR is a not-for-profit organisation that facilitates, manages, and delivers a strategic programme of research projects for water companies in the UK and Ireland.

The 21 research projects fall under UKWIR11 big questions (BQs). UKWIR developed BQs to address the industry’s challenges, identified through consultation. Topics include delivering sustainable wastewater services, zero uncontrolled sewer discharges, achieving zero customers in water poverty, as well as zero leakage and zero interruptions to supply.

“Our projects are informed by the input of water companies, academia, and other stakeholders. This ensures that the research is relevant to the needs of the industry and that the results can be implemented,” said Steve Kaye, UKWIR CEO. 

Steve Kaye, UKWIR CEO

Kaye added that UKWIR’s goal is to help water companies by funding research projects that develop new information, methods and techniques to improve the water industry’s efficiency, effectiveness and resilience.

EOIs are open until 1 Oct 2023 for the UKWIR BQ projects