About Water UK
Water UK brings people together to create better policies for the future of water.
Water UK is a membership organisation which represents all major statutory water and wastewater service providers in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Our vision is of a trusted water sector, providing customers and communities with world-class services and enhancing the UK's quality of life.
Our purpose is to promote the conditions needed to achieve our vision through leadership in bringing people together, informing debate and generating ideas.
Our priorities are to help water and wastewater companies work with others to:
- Shape the operation and development of markets, and their regulation, in the long-term interests of customers
- Increase levels of customer and stakeholder trust in the sector
- Address short and long term pressures on UK water and wastewater networks posed by growing demand and climate change.
- Deliver improvements in public health and the environment through the smart design and enforcement of legislation and regulation governing water quality and wastewater.
Who we work with
On behalf of our members, we engage with Defra and with other government departments and with the principal UK regulatory bodies - including Ofwat, the Environment Agency, the Drinking Water Inspectorate and their equivalents in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
We are active participants in EurEau, the European Federation of National Associations of Water and Wastewater Services. This provides a powerful platform for the industry within the European institutions.
Our broader stakeholder engagement programme of industry events and forums is supported by a number of partners, and we continue to develop opportunities for new partners.