CREWW research is transdisciplinary, co-created with key partners such as South West Water and UKWIR, and drawing upon expertise from across the University of Exeter - particularly Geography, Biosciences, Engineering, Economics and Psychology.
Our research focuses on the most pressing research challenges that impact upon the provision of safe and resilient water and waste services across the UK and overseas, bringing together engineering, nature, economic and behaviour-based solutions that deliver multiple benefits to the environment, society and the economy.
Underpinning the more applied, sector-focused research is a portfolio of pure research projects which deepen our understanding of the interactions between the hydrological cycle and soils, geomorphology, ecology, climate and land use. This deeper understanding informs our sector-focussed research programmes, and ultimately will lead to more effective interventions by water and land managers, industry and regulators alike.
CREWW research falls under the following themes:
- Clean drinking water for everyone, all the time
- Safe treatment and disposal of waste water
- Predicting and preventing pollution
- Sustainable water supply and demand
- Protecting the water supply network
- Understanding environmental resilience