The UK Water Partnership Business Plan 2018/19

The UK Water Partnership Business plan for 2018/19 aims to:

  • Action the Vision and Strategy for the UKWP, driving the Water First agenda;
  • Combine and integrate each working  stream of operation within the UKWP;
  • Assist with the delivery of each initiative;
  • Develop a plan to engage key stakeholders and the Leadership Council

As we focus our efforts in 2018/19 the UK faces three major water challenges:

  • Managing our national and global water security;
  • Flood and drought risk from increasing extreme weather events;
  • Maintaining the affordability of our water and sewerage services.

Based on these drivers we are focused on further accelerating our offering to our members in 2017/18 as we seek to strengthen our relationship with Her Majesty’s Government.

Future success depends on continuing financial and a time commitment from the UKWP partners and our members

Link: The UK Water Partnership – Business Plan 2018



Catalysing Innovation in the Water Industry

The UKWP, Arup, Apsara Capital, and Twenty65 co-funded a study to identify whether the UK would benefit from a ‘Water Innovation Accelerator Programme’.

In summary, the process begun in early 2017 with a desktop study and 40 interviews throughout the water industry. Second phase looked at exploring a pilot phase. Through this process UKWP created a schematic for what this would look like, including potential partnerships.

The summary report which captures the following can be found at the link below:

  • Key findings;
  • Recommendations to catalyse innovation for the Water Utility;
  • How is innovation currently managed in water utilities;
  • Water innovation audit framework.

Link: Catalysing Innovation in the Water Industry