Water infrastructure fit for the 21st century
The centralised model for water infrastructure established in the 19th century has served us well, but it comes with high energy, capital and maintenance costs that are not compatible with a global net-zero carbon and sustainable economy.
Our vision is a future for off-grid water and wastewater biological treatment systems that operate with the ease, convenience and reliability of commercial domestic appliances (or community-scale versions of them).
New systems must be reliable so that they are dependable for end users.
- Ease of maintenance
New solutions require the development of new maintenance approaches.
Safety is paramount. End users will be able to take control of their water-related health.
- Desirable to end users
Technologies must be desirable to end users. We will work to overcome barriers to adoption.
We will work to ensure new solutions are economically viable for communities.
New off-grid test solutions to ensure efficacy will be developed.
- Desirable to legislators
New approaches must be acceptable to regulators and legislators.
- Guest lecture on MSc Water Resource Management module
February 13, 2024
Guest lecture on MSc Water Resource Management module
Guest lecture titled ‘Governing water resources in 21st century Scotland’. MSc module Water Resource Management, Scotland’s Rural College. 13th February 2024 Joseph Black Building, The University of Edinburgh Kings Buildings Campus Dr Elizabeth Lawson, presented her research on water governance in Scotland and how the system has evolved into its current state. The lecture was ...
- Research Field Trip to Tighnabruaich
February 8, 2024
Research Field Trip to Tighnabruaich
Drs Jill Robbie, Elizabeth Lawson and Tania Gomez Borraz travelled to Tighnabruaich as part of a research field trip to investigate sewage challenges in the region. The Kyles Coastal Community Group has recently been formed and seeks to raise awareness about the impact of sewage pollution on the local environment. Jill, Elizabeth and Tania met ...
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