Cranfield University’s Dr Irene Carra has been appointed to the UK committee of the International Water Association (IWA).

Dr Carra, Lecturer in Chemical Processes within the Cranfield Water Science Institute, joined Cranfield in 2014 and focuses her research on advanced treatment for the removal of pollutants from water sources.

Speaking of her appointment, Dr Carra said: “I am thrilled to be part of the UK IWA Committee. This is an exciting opportunity and I look forward to contributing to the Committee’s strategy and long-term plans in the UK.”

The IWA is a global network of water professionals aiding the creation of innovative, pragmatic and sustainable solutions to challenging global water needs. The IWA UK Committee is a sub-committee supporting the delivery of the IWA’s critical objectives and strategic goals.

Paul Jeffrey, Director of Water at Cranfield University, said: “We are very pleased that Irene has been appointed to this role. From helping the next generation of water professionals develop their skills to conducting cutting- edge research to deliver innovation for sustainable water services and management, Cranfield Water Science Institute’s activities resonate powerfully with the IWA’s mission. Cranfield has been a strong supporter of and advocate for the IWA for over 20 years and this appointment cements that relationship even further.”