About SWIG

Our purpose is to make the world of water a better place through the informed use of sensors. We do this by increasing the understanding and use of sensors in water and wastewater processes, in water networks and in the natural environment.

Our values:

  • We are collaborative
  • We care about water
  • We are inclusive
  • We love sensors

We are a not for profit information, ideas-exchange, and networking group with a diverse UK-wide membership drawn from the water and process industries, sensor manufacturers and their distributers, academic institutions involved in sensor research, regulatory bodies and consultants working in the field of water management.

Our networking activities include a varied programme of technical workshops covering all aspects of water sensing, which offer a cost-effective means of keeping up-to-date with sensor developments, new technologies and regulations, whilst fostering collaboration between parties.  Invited speakers and enthusiastic audiences are able to debate the practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in water and wastewater.

SWIG workshops are also a great place to meet new customers and find new suppliers!

SWIG was originally set up in 1993 along with other special Interest Groups, with funding from the DTI Advanced Sensor Technology Transfer Programme. SWIG became a limited company in 1996. In 2013 we celebrated 20 years of SWIG!

Aims and Objectives

  • Provide a forum for manufacturers, end users and researchers in the sensor community to test new ideas,  exchange views and network.
  • Provide workshops that concentrate on practical applications and current challenges for measurement and control in the water, wastwater and natural waters.
  • Encourage collaboration between all parties interested in research, development and use of sensors for the control and measurement of water quality and quantity.

Please see our latest SWIG leaflet 2017 to learn more about SWIG