EPSRC Programme Grant on Off-grid Water Technologies Plenary Meeting, 28 January 2022


The second plenary meeting of the EPSRC Programme Grant on Off-grid Water Technologies was held on the 28th January 2022.  The event was held as a hybrid meeting, with some attending in-person at the University of Glasgow and others joining online via Zoom.   The format of the meeting included short presentations delivered by the academic investigators, summarising progress so far and giving an overview of the technical developments.

Discussions also took place with policy and community stakeholders to understand their aspirations and expectations for the research and to shape the future direction of the research programme.  The plenary meeting with stakeholders followed an event on the 27th January 2022 at which postdoctoral researchers presented their findings in-detail to the research team.

In attendance at the plenary meeting:

The Research Team (Academic Investigators and Post Graduate Research Team)

Maria Calderon Munoz, EPSRC

Thammarat Koottatep, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Cesar Mota, Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil

Euan Scott, Barra and Vatersay Community Ltd.

Blanca Antizar, Consultancy of Isle Utilities

Donald McNicol, Eco Savvy Arran

Shiona Ruhemann, Iona Renewables

Keith Compton-Bishop, Jura Development Trust

Matthew Bower, Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland

Paul Gaskin, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Alex Pritchard, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

George Ponton, Scottish Water

Susan Lee, Scottish Water

Stephen Sandilands, Ross-shire Engineering Ltd