Water: Effective Technologies and Tools (WETT)
The aim of the WETT Research Centre is to develop means for the sustainable provision of clean safe water, particularly for cities, and in so doing contribute to adaptation to climate change. Such goals require a multi-disciplinary approach, fostering collaboration across a wide range of expertise including engineering, environmental chemistry, ecotoxicology, biology, modelling and renewable energy.
The Centre has three major research themes which encompass the water cycle:
- Water resources and management and water quality monitoring (design of systems and methods to improve management of the quantity, quality and distribution of water whether it be potable, ground, waste or storm water; environmental impacts are also covered)
- Water and wastewater treatment (drinking water, industrial and municipal wastewater, and water recycling)
- Biosolids and bioenergy (safe and sustainable application of organic sludges arising from wastewater treatment processes)