Working with us involves developing partnerships and international networks. We pride ourselves in offering technically robust, innovative solutions and fostering long-term collaboration. So whether you work in government, industry or the non-governmental sector, in the UK or internationally, we can provide a range of water services to support your business.

Our research is applied and industry focused, solving real problems for a diverse range of organisations. Our funding comes from the Research Councils, government, charities, the European Commission, and industry – notably the water utilities.

Our consultancy activities are centred on problem solving – linking business needs to our expertise. We undertake short-term feasibility studies and develop strategic partnerships with clients so that they can access our expert knowledge and specialist advice. We also help companies to add value to their businesses, by leveraging funding from government departments and regional development agencies to develop or test new products and gain competitive advantage.

We also offer both tailor-made training for clients and short courses shaped around our postgraduate modules about the latest technical developments and management strategies. Our emphasis is on practical learning - delegates participate in group exercises, demonstrations, and practical sessions using our facilities and equipment. Many of our courses also have CPD accreditation with professional bodies.

Long-term research framework agreements with Yorkshire Water, Severn Trent Water and Anglian Water evidence the breadth and depth of our research expertise. These partnerships also allow us to collaborate with other utility partners (e.g. engineering consultancies) to deliver knowledge application and solution implementation.