Faculty of Engineering

Water Research at Nottingham

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Water researchers at Nottingham are committed to discovering and delivering solutions that address complex industrial, environmental and societal challenges associated with the management of water processes.

These include the sustainable development goals highlighted by the United Nations as globally significant.

 Together we are striving to:

  • Provide access to clean water and sanitation for all
  • Combat water-borne diseases
  • Reduce water and soil pollution
  • Conserve, restore and ensure sustainable use of freshwater ecosystems 
  • Offer resilience to natural disasters/climate-related hazards  (e.g. flooding)
  • Protect cultural and natural heritage
  • Promote good health and well-being, globally
  • Adapt to climate change, extreme weather, drought, flooding and other disasters and that progressively improve land and soil quality
  • Use natural resources more efficiently
  • Offer sustainable agricultural techniques and food production systems 
  • Conserve and protect marine and coastal ecosystems 
  • Improve ocean health and enhance the contribution of marine biodiversity

Solving these global issues will lead to a more sustainable, resilient water processes and ecosystems for generations to come. We also hope to play a leading role in the development of smarter, cheaper, more resilient and environmentally sensitive water and wastewater systems.

Through transdisciplinary research, we are bringing together our 125 engineers, scientists, geographers, historians, health experts and many more, to pioneer new ways to address these challenges.



Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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