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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.

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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

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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.

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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