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.
- FULLY FUNDED PhD Studentship on “Just transitions through decentralised utility services, systems, and infrastructure”
May 11, 2022
FULLY FUNDED PhD Studentship on “Just transitions through decentralised utility services, systems, and infrastructure”
Application deadline May 30th 2022. The University of Strathclyde is offering a fully funded PhD Studentship (full funding available for UK students only – international students will have a fees deficit to cover) to explore how the shift toward increasingly decentralised utility services, systems, and infrastructure (e.g., in power, water) provides both opportunities and challenges ...
- Decentralised Water Technologies Project RA-Day 29th April 2022
April 29, 2022
Decentralised Water Technologies Project RA-Day 29th April 2022
The decentralised water project research assistants have taken part in their first RA-day of the project on the 29th of April, taking place within the University of Glasgow. The purpose of these days is to encourage and promote cross discipline discussion, team building and some light-hearted fun. The day started with a general overview/quick summary of ...