Water and environment
The Water and Environment Research Group (TWE) in the Subject Group of Geography and Environmental Sciences is a dynamic and active research group which has its focus on water and its importance to both natural and human environments.
The group embraces divergent research interests including:
- Landscape resilience and water history
- Glaciology; glacier hydrology and hydrochemistry; glacial ecosystems; SEM analysis of glacial sediments; design and construction of sub-glacial and field instrumentation
- Mountain irrigation and development, with a focus on the impacts of hydro-electric power generation on traditional irrigation systems
- Water resources problem-solving analysis, with a particular focus on drinking water quality, water usage, and consumer engagement
- Fresh water ecology, urban river systems and the captive rearing of aquatic invertebrates
- Water harvesting in India: Resilience and sustainability assessment in the face of population increase and climate change
Members of the group use interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary skills, tools and expertise to cover a range of topical local, national and international issues.
Our work overseas
Our vibrant research community of staff and postgraduate student has experience of working in different countries around the world:
Recent funding has been drawn from the European Union, Nuffield Foundation, Leverhulme Trust, UK Technology Strategy Board, Veolia Water, Environment Agency, Thames Water and a Knowledge Transfer Partnership.