Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

WRc Academy

Providing required and necessary training solutions that share, develop and nurture the knowledge of the water sector and beyond.

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Our trainers...

harness an unrivalled legacy of almost 100 years’ water, environmental and sustainability sector knowledge and industry-wide relationships to deliver exceptional, best-practice training.

Our courses...

cover the basics to the cutting edge via both in-person and virtual delivery. Purposeful and focused solutions enhance existing employees' expertise and develop new recruits’ knowledge of these exciting sectors.

Our learners...

span a wide range of stakeholders, from multi-national corporates to regulated utilities, who are engaged in improving and protecting our planet while maximising their career and learning potential.

The challenge

The water industry and associated sectors face a whole host of challenges over the next few decades, ranging from:

  • climate change impacting on the quality and resilience of resources;
  • decreasing customer acceptability, affordability and appreciation for the value of water;
  • ageing assets needing replacing or renovation more frequently than currently planned; and
  • an ageing workforce with a decreasing pool of young people studying STEM subjects to replace them.

We firmly believe that the water industry’s current challenges require solutions that will stand the test of time, and that are built on solid scientific and engineering knowledge and know-how. WRc Academy was created to be part of the solution to these critical challenges by building greater expertise and sustainable capability within these sectors through training and knowledge sharing. 

The solution

How can we do this? WRc has accumulated an unrivalled legacy of almost 100 years’ water sector, environmental and sustainability experience and know-how. From that vast knowledge-store, we have hand-picked problem-focused, expert-led training modules and mentoring programmes to support and guide your training at the cutting edge of the drinking water and wastewater industries, so that you can fill your knowledge gaps, and rise to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

Whether you’re new to the exciting world of the water industry, or an experienced professional, our training courses and mentoring programmes are relevant to your career in the water and wastewater community of today. We have a team of highly skilled, approachable and friendly trainers and technical experts who will facilitate your learning. They will enable your teams to develop the knowledge your organisation needs to find the right solution to meet your challenges.


WRc provides integrated catchment management services for the managed water cycle, enabling environmental objectives to be achieved from source to sea. Our Environment training modules are designed to equip attendees with the necessary skills and knowledge to support their environmental focus through the effective use of statistics, data analysis and appropriate models.


WRc has long been at the forefront of research and innovation to combat infrastructure and environmental challenges that result from harmful network waste disposal and discharges into waterbodies. Our Wastewater modules are designed to inform water and sewerage companies, regulators, and FOG producers to improve sewer operations and receiving water quality, and increase understanding of legislation and standards.

Sewer Networks

WRc’s sewer infrastructure team are industry leaders for training, research and analysis work, providing a more proactive focus to sewer system failures. Costly and avoidable network problems can be avoided via our Sewer Networks modules, which deliver an understanding of the mechanisms and causes of failures leading to sewer system issues and flooding.


WRc covers all aspects of water and wastewater treatment: from training and capacity-building; conceptual design for asset planning; operational optimisation and guidance; and compliance and technology scanning and evaluations. Our training always applies forward thinking to shape and ensure solutions are sustainable and deliver “best in class” results.

Potable Water

WRc's extensive experience supporting the potable water sector, through technology assessment, data analytics and training, has helped UK and international water companies to deliver safe drinking water. Our training modules provide operations teams and management with the knowledge and technical skills to address the challenges faced in providing potable water to their customers.

Technology & Digital

WRc has a long history of developing software and evaluating products and technology which support the water and environment sectors. Our training modules help prepare digital workforces by equipping attendees with the knowledge and understanding of appropriate tools and techniques for their unique situations.

Solutions and training styles for all

  • Formal structured
  • Semi-structured
  • Mentoring

Training courses for larger groups (4+) using a mixture of elements appealing to all learning styles. This can be supported by structured tests to confirm understanding as required by the client.​

Training courses for smaller groups (2 – 4). Loose and semi-structured discussion on topics with more question and answer sessions tailored to the attendees needs.​

Personalised one-to-one sessions, with access to a range of technical specialists covering a wide variety of topics, provided on a flexible and informal basis over the phone, by email and/or face-to-face as required. This capacity-building format may be particularly suited to senior members of staff, or other colleagues working on specific topics during a project’s implementation and delivery phase.

WRc Academy Courses Brochure

Designed by WRc experts, these training modules focus on subjects that are very relevant to the existing water and wastewater community of today. If you would like to find out more about how we can help with your training needs, please get in touch.

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Tailored knowledge transfer

If you’re unable to find the exact training module you need for you and your team, please get in touch. We can plan and create a bespoke workshop (suitable for eight or more attendees), specifically designed to meet your training needs, either using our in-house trainers or through one of our training partners.

Our place or yours?

Our trainers are able to run training modules and complete courses, for groups of eight or more, at our fully equipped facility in Swindon. Or we can run the training at your preferred location - on a date to suit you. We’ll bring everything with us needed to run the course - you simply need to provide the delegates and a venue.

Support beyond the classroom

We recognise that it takes time to grow technical competence and fully embed world-class knowledge transfer and training. Our ethos at WRc is, therefore, to build long-term, sustainable relationships with our clients, making us available to respond to technical queries whenever they arise, and provide further coaching / support as it is needed.

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