The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) was established thanks to a grant from Research England and investment by South West Water.

Combined with investment from the University of Exeter, we are creating a purpose built centre  in the new North Park building on the University of Exeter’s Streatham campus. North Park will provide state of the art research and teaching facilities and space to inspire stimulating interdisciplinary activity to develop and enrich our understanding of 21st century global challenges. The first phase of North Park will open in January 2023 and include the CREWW centre.

The centre will contain specialist laboratory facilities for water, waste, soil and vegetation analysis and space to facilitate collaboration between industry, policy makers and our academics.  CREWW will also accommodate new, state of the art field monitoring equipment which we will use to improve our understanding of the interactions between the water sector and the natural environment. This is vital if we are to make informed, sustainable choices about how we manage water supplies in the future.


CREWW will support existing research excellence by providing facilities which will:

  • Contribute to research that is part of delivering the Industrial Strategy and Defra’s 25 year Environmental Plan
  • Strengthen transdisciplinary research by bringing researchers from across academic disciplines
  • Enhance strategic research partnerships by providing collaboration and training facilities where industry staff can work with our own researchers.