The Government this week announced £3.8m additional funding for the Cranfield-led STREAM programme – an Industrial Doctoral Centre for the water sector as part of a programme of 19 new UK Centres for Doctoral Training.

The STREAM programme is delivered by five UK academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering in the UK. Coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, and Exeter, the programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.

Professor Paul Jeffrey, the Centre Director, said: “This is fantastic news for the STREAM programme and the water sector in the UK. The programme has been hugely successful so far, attracting support from utilities, consultants, and equipment providers who have supported a wide range of projects. This funding will enhance our ability to support the UK water industry in developing future engineering leaders and delivering the underpinning research it needs to address its long term challenges.”  

The funding will support the training of 50 EngD and PhD students and is being matched by investment from the UK water industry.

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Notes for editors

The Governments total investment in Doctoral Training Centres is £390m. The combined public and private investment amounts to £764m.

STREAM is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded by the EPSRC and companies who sponsor research projects.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University is a specialist postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.

Environment Doctoral Training Centre

This higher research degree is associated with our Environment Doctoral Training Centre (DTC). The Environment DTC provides a focal point for engagement and academic discussion for all students involved in environmentally-related research at Cranfield. It aims to encourage an effective and vibrant research culture, founded upon the diversity of activities and knowledge relating to the sector which characterise our research portfolio.

A tailored programme of seminars and events alongside the generic core skills training programme, provide those studying a research degree with a wealth of social and networking opportunities with Cranfield’s wider research community.