Reports and publications are based on work co-ordinated or funded by the Foundation, or sponsored by the UK Department of the Environment (now Defra), the Drinking Water Inspectorate (England & Wales), or the Scotland & Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research.
Alternatively you may browse and search the complete Catalogue (pdf).

Drinking Water Inspectorate

The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) provides the research programme management and administration function for the Water Directorate (WD) of the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and previously the Department of the Environment (DOE). DWI also provides the contract management function for the Water Distribution, Conservation and Quality (WDCQ) research programme. The WDCQ programme assists Defra and the National Assembly for Wales to formulate policy on the quality of water supplies and to make an input to European and international drinking water issues. It also assists DWI to formulate its approach to the technical audit of water companies.
Copies of reports available under these programmes may be obtained from the DWI website under "Completed Research".

Water Research Commission

The Water Research Commission of South Africa publishes a range of relevant reports under different categories. These reports may be ordered directly from the WRC.

Water Services Association of Australia

The Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) aims are to encourage industry cooperation, to improve the water industry's productivity and performance and ensure the regulatory environment adequately serves the community interest. View the summaries of a comprehensive list of reports and a catalogue of the Urban Water Research Association of Australia. The full reports, and UWRAA publications, may be referred to on the WSAA site.

Environment Agency

Reports of the Environment Agency's Science Group are available at

Water Demand Management

The Environment Agency has archived a range of bulletins relating to Water Conservation and Demand Management.

American Water Works Association

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of water quality and supply. AWWA is defined by six core competencies, through which they communicate and interact with all of their audiences: Advocacy, Communications, Conferences, Education & Training, Science & Technology, Sectional activities. Together, the competencies distinguish AWWA as the authoritative resource for knowledge, information, and advocacy to improve the quality and supply of water in North America and beyond. AWWA is the largest organization of water professionals in the world, advancing public health, safety and welfare by uniting the efforts of the full spectrum of the entire water community.

Water Environment Projects in EC Research Programmes

Compendium of research projects related to the water-environment and water services are available for download.

Other Sources

WRc plc operates a bookshop website from which some publications may be downloaded without charge.
This page also lists other miscellaneous documents for which FWR has details, although we do not publish them.