The Water Science Institute has an international reputation for its transformational research and teaching in the science, engineering and management of water in the municipal, industrial and natural environments. Read more Read less
We have been working in water for over 40 years. Our academic and research staff, including scientists, engineers, technologists, policy specialists and social scientists are engaged in delivering postgraduate teaching, research, consultancy and training in an international arena.
We deliver a number of MSc programmes and support a large cohort of PhD and EngD research students. We work closely with a range of clients across industry and government helping them to address their water challenges and make a progressive contribution to the green economy.
Without appropriate management, whether for municipal supply, agriculture, industry, community development or maintenance of a sustainable environment, we risk over-exploitation and contamination of our planet’s most precious resource. Our core research activities are therefore focussed around seven main areas:
- Sewage works of the future
- Maintaining the flow
- Water and sanitation in low-income countries
- Water for food in a changing world
- Membrane processes
- Catchment management
- Governance and asset management.
Our ethos is to provide an environment which is intellectually challenging, where research excellence is encouraged and where students, staff and ideas flourish.