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.
- Dr Jill Robbie invited to give the Arthur T. Kornblut Memorial Lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
December 6, 2023
Dr Jill Robbie invited to give the Arthur T. Kornblut Memorial Lecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
On 8th November 2023, Dr Jill Robbie gave the Arthur T. Kornblut Memorial Lecture to the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, based in Troy, New York. RPI is America’s oldest technological research university. Dr Robbie shared her perspective on de-centralised water technologies and the importance of the governance of these technologies for the ...
- Empowering Communities through Decentralised Water Treatment: Insights from our Symposium
November 23, 2023
Empowering Communities through Decentralised Water Treatment: Insights from our Symposium
On the 19th of October, we hosted a mini-symposium at the Advanced Research Centre, uniting several of our collaborators from North and South America working alongside us on several Royal Academy of Engineering-funded research projects in the field of decentralised water treatment technologies. The symposium featured a diverse agenda where researchers from the UK, Brazil, ...