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Sustainable water supply and demand

A changing climate and increasing population mean that there is a growing risk of water shortages in the UK and globally. Unless we find new ways to store, treat, transfer and recycle water, it may become very difficult to meet the needs of people whilst also protecting habitats and wildlife. And as water quality suffers in drier conditions, water treatment costs may increase markedly.

Our research focuses on the widest range of nature-based, behavioural, economic and engineering-based measures to protect precious natural resources and promote sustainable consumption.

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