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The Research Institute and its affiliated Schools are equipped with state-of-the-art facilities accessible to affiliated researchers and stakeholders.

Overview of the Water Space

Water innovation space

The Water Innovation Space provides stakeholders and academics with a space to co-design research and solutions.


Fish Facilities and Flumes

Our fish facilities and flumes are accessible to stakeholders and visiting researchers.

Landscape showing Llyn Brianne reservior in autumn

Llyn Brianne Observatory

The Llyn Brianne Observatory in central Wales is one of the longest-running catchment projects anywhere in the world.


Danau Girang Field Centre

Danau Girang Field Centre is a research facility located in the Kinabatangan Floodplain, one of the largest water catchment areas in Borneo.

Confocal microscopy at the Bioimaging Research Hub

Technology hubs

The School of Biosciences offers access to cutting-edge research equipment and facilities via central technology hubs.


Hyder Hydraulics Laboratory

Analysis of flow, solute (including pollutant) and sediment transport processes in coastal, estuarine and river basins and contact tanks.

Building information modelling and virtual reality laboratory

This facility is used for BIM based integrated/collaborative design and large scale optimisation/decision making for water, energy and infrastructure management.

Characterisation Laboratories for Environmental Engineering Research (CLEER)

A wide range of equipment for the preparation and analysis of chemical compositions of aqueous, solid, liquid and gaseous materials.