EPSRC Programme Grant in Decentralised Water Technologies/Annual Report 2023, Year 2

We are pleased to publish the second annual report for the EPSRC Programme Grant in Decentralised Water Technologies.  Please click on this link to access the PDF: EPSRC Decentralised Water Technologies – Annual Report 2023 – Year 2  

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

Improving the Sustainability of Septic Tanks: An off-campus experiment

As part of the EPSRC programme grant and in collaboration with Scottish Water Horizons, we are conducting a septic tanks’ experiment at a Scottish Water treatment facility in Fife. The aim of the experiment is to study and understand the emissions produced by septic tanks and the subsequent environmental impact.  This experiment is the first

Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament 2023

Earlier this month, Dr Elizabeth Lawson curated the first ever session on ‘Water and Wastewater’ at the 2023 Scottish Rural and Islands Parliament in Fort William. The session was well attended, with participants keen to engage on discussions around how to improve the management of existing decentralised technologies in rural Scotland (private water supplies and

Presentation at the Royal Norwegian Society for Science and Letters

Prof Bill Sloan was invited to present a paper at a joint meeting between the Royal Society of Edinburgh and the Royal Norwegian Society for Science and Letters (DKNVS) in Oslo. Traditionally this biannual meeting has focused on the physics of fluid flow. The president of DKNVS, Prof Lise Ovreas, a renowned marine microbial ecologist