Skip to main content


Capture architecture projects (1)

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

Stock image of coronavirus

Pilot project could provide early warning system for new Covid-19 outbreaks

18 June 2020

Welsh Government announces funding for project to monitor virus spread in wastewater

Social media platforms in sub-Saharan Africa: their role and potential in shaping urban water resilience narratives

17 June 2020

PhD studentship available as part of Dr Adrian Healy's Future Leaders Fellowship. Please apply before 31st July.

Farmers getting water

Major international project to tackle climate change resilience in the Horn of Africa

26 May 2020

New €6.7M project aims to help rural East African communities adapt to climate change using state-of-the-art predictions of water scarcity and food insecurity


Scientists find first evidence of microplastics passing from insects to predators in rivers

21 May 2020

Study finds birds eat hundreds of microplastics every day - and inadvertently feed them to their chicks


PhD Insights: Bridging the gap between biology and engineering

11 May 2020

PhD student Stephanie Mueller conducts interdisciplinary research to explore fish responses to flow alterations caused by barriers and turbines in riverine systems.


PhD Insights: Exploring post-earthquake debris flows in China

14 April 2020

PhD student Erin Harvey spent two months in China to research post-earthquake debris flows and their evolution.