The Cranfield Water masterclass series has been developed with a focus on the current challenges facing the water sector and is informed by our latest world-class research. The classes provide insight for water sector professionals and others who wish to increase their knowledge of topical issues. Delegates will improve their understanding of both how the specific topic is of significance for the water sector and the science and research which underpins candidate solutions.

Each masterclass is delivered by an academic leader in the relevant field; an expert who is closely engaged with leading edge knowledge delivery. Our 2022 programme will cover the following topics - click on the links below to find out more and book:


Converting Ammonia to Energy - a cost plus srategy for air and liquid emissions from municipal, industrial and argicultural sources

Professor Ewan McAdam – Professor of Membrane Science and Technology

Dr Yadira Bajon Fernandez - Lecturer in Anaerobic Processes

Turning ammonia from a problem to a profit.

Date: 9 June 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185



Tackling Pesticides in Drinking Water - the power of UV and advanced oxidisation processes

Dr Irene Carra – Lecturer in Chemical Processes
Carl Faisey, CSci, Optimisation Scientist at Anglian Water

The science, applications and operation of UV and advanced oxidisation processes for pesticide and micropollutant removal in drinking water.

Date: 16 June 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185



Pile Cloth Media Filtration - a step towards sustainable operation or just another technology?

Dr Marc Pidou – Lecturer in Resource Recovery 

Delivering a detailed understanding of cloth media filtration and providing key insights for future implementation of the technology.

Date: 23 June 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185



Microplastics in Drinking Water - how worried should we be?

Dr Pablo Campo Moreno – Lecturer in Applied Chemistry
Professor Peter Jarvis - Professor of Water Science and Technology

Do microplastics pose a risk for drinking water supplies? Learn about the latest thinking and developments of microplastic research in potable water production and distribution systems.

Date: 30 June 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185



Why Hydrogen? Why Now? - hydrogen's role in a low carbon and circular society

Dr Luca Alibardi – Academic Fellow in Separation Processes

The hydrogen economy is becoming a reality. Hydrogen is going to play a key role in the transition to a low carbon and circular society.

Date: 7 July 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185


Water treatment plant at sunset 

Circular Economy for Sanitation - benefits and challenges to running an efficient sanitation enterprise

Dr Alison Parker – Senior Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation

Circular economy business models use the nutrient or energy value of waste and are being implemented as a way of shifting the paradigm of waste management to resource production.

Date: 9 July 2021 (09:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration at 9am)
Cost £185