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International knowledge exchange projects to monitor levels of COVID-19 in wastewater worldwide

17 February 2021

The WEWASH Team are sharing their expertise with local and international partners to develop and apply monitoring systems of COVID-19 levels in wastewater worldwide.


PhD Insights: In-situ sensors and citizen science for effective river water quality monitoring

8 February 2021

PhD student Elle von Benzon is participating in the development of a low-cost wireless sensor, accessible to citizen scientists, that will monitor river water quality in real-time.

WEWASH Testing Emma Green

Extension of the WEWASH project to continue monitoring levels of COVID-19 in wastewater across Wales

19 January 2021

The interdisciplinary team behind the WEWASH project will continue to sample and test wastewater to estimate the occurrence of the virus across Wales.

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Covid-19 - Cardiff wins £1m for Sêr Cymru research

12 January 2021

Fourteen novel projects tackle challenges


PhD Insights: Understanding the transport and fate of microplastics in freshwater environments

11 January 2021

PhD student James Lofty uses principles of hydrodynamics and sediment transport to understand the fate of microplastics in aquatic systems.


Investigating the role of leaky barriers in flood attenuation

1 December 2020

This interdisciplinary collaboration investigated the role of leaky barriers in flood attenuation and will provide practical recommendations to stakeholders.

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Water at the centre of new architecture projects

14 October 2020

This year again students from the School of Architecture, under the supervision of Dr Marga Munar Bauza, constructed their final project around the topic of freshwater in the Elan Valley.


Say goodbye to pointless packaging as award-winning campaign Refill expands

28 September 2020

In Cardiff, the growing campaign has been led by the Water Research Institute's early-career group for the past two years.

River with small waterfall

Noise is polluting our waters

23 September 2020

Plastic isn’t the only pollutant impacting our lakes, rivers and oceans, as new research reveals the detrimental impacts of noise pollution on aquatic life.

Welsh valley

Innovative partnership protects river ecosystems

13 July 2020

Recognition for sustainable management of freshwaters