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:

Microplastics in Drinking Water - how worried should we be?

In this masterclass, you will learn about the latest thinking and developments of microplastic research in potable water production and distribution systems.

Date: 06 May 2022
Class length: 9:00-12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Format: Live - online
Instructors: Professor Peter Jarvis Professor of Membrane Science and Technology and Dr Pablo Campo Moreno Senior Lecturer in Applied Chemistry



Why hydrogen? Why now? hydrogen’s role in a low carbon and circular society

In this masterclass, you will learn how hydrogen is going to play a key role in the transition to a low carbon and circular society. You will learn about current approaches or action plans governments and organisations are developing on hydrogen around the world, the current technologies for hydrogen production, how they work and where they can deliver benefits in our transition to Net-Zero.

Date: 10 May 2022
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Format: Live - online
Instructor: Luca Alibardi Lecturer in Separation Processes



Ammonia to Energy: Creating carbon free ammonia and hydrogen fuels from anaerobic digestion and agricultural slurries

In this masterclass, they will teach you how to turn ammonia from a problem to a profit, with a triple carbon benefit to net-zero.

Date: 13 May 2022
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Format: Live - online
Instructors: Professor Ewan McAdam Professor of Membrane Science and Technology and Dr Yadira Bajon Fernandez Lecturer in Anaerobic processes



Water treatment plant at sunset

Circular Economy for Sanitation

In this masterclass, you will learn how businesses across the globe have successfully introduced models of circular economy sanitation addressing barriers to their efficient operation.

Date: 17 May 2022
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Format: Live - online
Instructor: Alison Parker  Senior Lecturer in International Water and Sanitation.



Pile Cloth Media Filtration – towards sustainable solids removal?

In this masterclass, you will learn about the potential of the pile cloth media filter technology and its true place in wastewater treatment applications through a detailed understanding of the fundamentals, applications, and performance.

Date: 20 May 2022
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (gmt) registration from 9
Format: Live - online
Instructors: Marc Pidou Senior lecturer in resource recovery and Professor Bruce Jefferson Professor in Water Engineering.



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

In this masterclass, you will explore the science, applications and operation of UV and advanced oxidisation processes for pesticide and micropollutant removal in drinking water including the impact of upstream processes in their performance and their potential impact on downstream water quality.

Date: 24 May 2022
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Format: Live - online
Instructor: Irene Carra Lecturer in Chemical Processes



Advanced Sensor Technology for the Water-Environment-Health nexus

In this masterclass, you will learn the fundamental principal of sensors. The masterclass will showcase the application for water quality control as well as cutting-edge wastewater-based epidemiology.

Date: 27 May 2022
Format: Live - online
Class length: 9:00 -12:30 (GMT) / Registration from 9 am
Instructor: Zhugen Yang Lecturer in Sensor Technology