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Water Research Institute

Addressing the grand challenge of sustaining water for people and ecosystems in a changing world.

The Institute is proud to be part of the Wales Environmental Wastewater Analysis & Surveillance for Health (WEWASH) project, that brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts to monitor COVID-19 levels in wastewater across Wales.

Latest news

Cardiff scientist receives future leader funding

10 September 2021

Dr Michael Prior-Jones receives prestigious research grant to help advance glacier research in Greenland

California Dry

Understanding the onset and propagation of drought in soil moisture and grassland vegetation responses in Southern California

10 August 2021

As drought intensifies in Southern California, new research shows a noticeable shift in the browning of grassland vegetation, raising the risk of severe and extensive wildfires in this region.

‘Live fast, die young’ cycle threatening California’s ecosystems

15 June 2021

Intensive water management causing short-term gains but long-term damage to one of the most biodiverse regions in the world

Contact our team to find out more about the Institute and how you can work with us.

Our mission is to foster interdisciplinary research and the next generation of water researchers.

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

Our early career researchers are leading the Refill Cardiff campaign.