UK WaterUKWIR facilitates collaborative research for
UK water operators
UKWIR currently manages over 70 projects for UK Water companies. To enable us to continue meeting our members' requirements, UKWIR requires a high quality, excellent value, innovative service from our contractors.
The projects proposed for next year's programme (see list below) will need to be delivered effectively and efficiently within UKWIR's tightly controlled budget. Contractors who are interested in bidding for any of the new projects should click on the 'Interested' link connected to that project's details and complete the form there. This form will automatically be passed to the relevant Project Manager. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 31 December 2014 - Expressions of Interest will not be accepted after this date.
NB Owing to the large number of expressions of interest received, these may not be acknowledged. Completion of the form does not guarantee that the contractor will be invited to tender for the work.
A radical re-evaluation of the use of stored water reservoirs
An open multimedia learning and knowledge resource for the water industry
Assessing the impact of a distribution burst driven mains renewal programme on leakage control effort
Best Practice for Sediment Management for Reservoirs and River Impoundments
Biodiversity / Ecosystem Services - what does it mean for the water industry and for climate change?: A Framework proposal
Can passive sampling devices provide more useful data than discrete samples
Catchment Management (CM) – how do we know it has worked?
Customer taps and their influence on water quality
Data, Information and Knowledge (The big data project)
Developing good practice in water use, household occupancy customer surveys and micro-component analysis. (name changed to) Integration of behavioural change into demand forecasting and water efficiency practices
Enhanced storm flow treatment
Fast logging for improved estimation of household night use
Fostering evidence led research in the Water Industry – establishing a foundation that connects.
Future estimation of unmeasured household consumption
GAC Quality and Operational Management including Regeneration, alternative adsorbents, ozone and alternative oxidation technologies
Ground Infiltration Modelling - better scientific understanding
Intelligent Assets - Condition and Performance Monitoring Techniques
Invasive and Non-Native Species (INNS)
Lead Compliance Techniques and Costs
Managing water chemistry to control pipe corrosion rates.
Nickel Compliance due to Fittings - A review of risk factors and identification of potential control measures
Overcoming the reliance on short term flow surveys to develop and verify sewer network models.
Reviewing customer and stakeholder engagement in PR14
Setting performance commitments and incentives to deliver best value for money
Spray lining in Water Distribution Networks
SuDS Symbology and Data Model
Trade Effluent Risk Assessment, Sampling and Monitoring: Best Practice Guidance
Understanding how best to align the funding processes, policy ( eg design standards) and regulations associated with various bodies who have a role in resolving flooding.
Validating Pathogen Inactivation and Removal on Operational WTWs