EPSRC Programme Grant on Off-grid Water Technologies Plenary Meeting


The fourth plenary meeting of the EPSRC Programme Grant on Off-grid Water Technologies was held on the 21st February 2023.  The event was held as a hybrid meeting, with some attending in-person at the Advanced Research Centre, University of Glasgow and others joining online via Zoom.    

 The agenda included a welcome from our Principal Investigator, Professor Bill Sloan and an update on the progress made with the work package focussing on wastewater systems. 

 Professor Sloan led a participatory discussion on how we implement change in water technologies at local and global scales. 

We received an inspiring presentation from Professor Miguel R. Peña Varón of the Universidad del Valle Cali, Colombia. His team’s work in alliances between communities and academia for integrated water resources management was enthusiastically received by all in attendance. 

​In attendance at the plenary meeting: 

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

Euan Scott, Barra and Vatersay Community Ltd. 

Alex Pritchard, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) 

Paul Gaskin, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water 

Elise Cartmell, Scottish Water 

George Ponton, Scottish Water 

Brian McCarthy , Scottish Water 

Luke Johnson, Scottish Water 

Andrew Faulk, Scottish Water Independent Customer Group 

Emma Ash, Consumer Scotland 

Stephen Sandilands, Ross-shire Engineering Ltd