Water Research Centre Ltd (WRc) is an independent centre of excellence for innovation and growth that boasts more than 90 years of delivering leading, technical research and innovation services to the global water, waste management and energy sectors. Its subsidiary business, Cognica, is a leading provider of intelligent information-management solutions and services to the construction and estate-management markets. The businesses are based in Swindon, UK, and joined RSK in 2020.

WRc’s 170 employees bring a shared purpose of discovering and delivering new and exciting solutions that enable clients to meet the challenges of the future. In addition to its wide breadth of services in water, WRc is also home to the National Centre for Environmental Toxicology, an expert team of scientists and toxicologists offering a toxicology-on-demand subscription service.

The company is renowned for its ability to address global issues, including climate change, green growth and water and sanitation services, through applied engineering excellence, highlighted through its tagline, “innovation through collaboration”.