Helping to address the grand challenge of water for people and ecosystems in a changing world.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary research and the next generation of water researchers. We do this by providing a creative environment where researchers from different disciplines co-design and co-deliver research with stakeholders and end-users to provide integrated understanding and solutions to tackle global challenges.

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Assessing climate change impact on extreme rainfall

12 October 2017

Scientists develop rainstorm generator to improve climate change predictions surrounding extreme rainfall events.

Centre for Doctoral Training Freshwater Bioscience

£2m to train freshwater leaders

3 October 2017

UK’s first doctoral training programme in freshwater bioscience to address the complex challenges needed to sustain the world’s ecosystems

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Early human migration

30 May 2017

New study reveals the importance of African groundwater in kick-starting the evolutionary history of humans

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Discover more about who we are and the work we do to tackle water problems around the world.


Through interdisciplinary research, we provide innovative solutions to the challenges of water use and management.

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