The following networks are presented by university in alphabetical order. If you know of a network that should be included, please use the facility in the right-hand column.
The Centre for Water Systems (CWS) at the University of Exeter meets a real need for research into water systems engineering. Supporting, developing and operationalising sustainable water management is a key challenge for the future that is strongly addressed by the Centre’s activities.
Without appropriate management, whether for municipal supply, agriculture, industry, community development or maintenance of a sustainable environment, we risk over-exploitation and contamination of our planet’s most precious resource.
The UEA Water Security Research Centre interprets water security in a broad political ecology and political economy sense – understanding the diverse uses and benefits of water in international and community development, and in turn, recognising the multiple disciplines, drivers and constraints that guide and influence the management of water.
water@leeds is the largest interdisciplinary centre for water research in the UK, encompassing expertise from across the physical, biological, chemical, social and economic sciences and engineering as well as the arts.
Northern England's eight research-intensive universities have formed a powerful alliance, known as The N8, to help northern businesses become more competitive by using the research excellence of the universities to innovate faster and take a larger share of growth markets.
Oxford Water is the University’s response to these challenges, building upon existing and emerging water science excellence. Oxford Water is a cross-divisional research network, harnessing Oxford University’s diverse strengths to address the challenge of managing water in a complex and uncertain world.
The Pennine Water Group (PWG) is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Platform Grant centre dedicated to research into water and wastewater.
SWIRL seeks to support societal and environmental needs through a community of people engaged at the University of Surrey in water related innovation, research and learning.
Warwick Water undertakes research into aspects of water engineering, the environment and sustainability. The group focuses on identifying and quantifying the fate of soluble pollutants and contaminated fine sediments within rivers, urban drainage systems and the coastal environment.