UK WIR- UK Water Industry Research (UKWIR) was established in 1993 by the UK water industry to facilitate and manage collaborative research on ‘one voice’ issues. UKWIR's members comprise 20 water and sewerage operators in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic. We are a small team based in a central London office and our objective is to procure and ensure delivery of research projects to our members. Projects are often carried out in collaboration with government departments and regulators including Defra, the Drinking Water Inspectorate and the Environment Agency. Some work is also undertaken in collaboration with research organisations internationally.