• CIWEM accredited course


Awarded “Good” – the highest possible assessment – in EPSRC’s 2017 Mid-Term Review 


Up to 20 four-year fully funded PhD studentships per year

Taught Programme in Exeter for Year 1

Research project in Years 2-4 in an internationally-renowned water research centre

Annual residential summer-school, research seminars and social events

Transferable Skills Training


Recent News

PhD Success: Stamatis Batelis

Congratulations to Stamatis Batelis (Cohort 2, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis on “The impact of groundwater representation in land surface models under current and future scenarios in the UK”.  Well done, Stamatis!

GO-Science Policy Internship: Catherine Leech

The WISE CDT had two successful applications to UKRI‘s Policy Internships Scheme. Catherine Leech (Cohort 4, Cardiff) has been hosted by GO-Science (The Government Office for Science) and writes about her experience here. The Policy Internships Scheme offers the chance for doctoral students funded by UKRI funding councils to work for three months in a highly influential policy organisation. […]

WISE CDT Journal Article in HESS – Open for Discussion

The WISE CDT journal preprint is now open for discussion in the HESS  journal: “Hydroinformatics education – The Water Informatics in Science and Engineering (WISE) Centre for Doctoral Training“. We invite you to read it here. A big thank you to Professor Thorsten Wagener for bringing this to fruition – and grateful thanks to all our […]

GW4 WSA PhD Con2020

A team of PhD students from across the GW4 led an exciting new conference – the ‘GW4 WSA PhD Con2020: Knowledge Flow – Building Bridges between Science & Community’ – from 28-30th September 2020. Working with the WSA and The Flow Partnership, their event brought together practitioners working with communities across the world, and researchers, […]

PhD Success: Paul Bayle

Congratulations to Paul Bayle (Cohort 2, Bath) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections. Paul’s thesis is entitled ‘Coastal protection and nearshore evolution under sea level rise’.  Well done Paul!

NERC COVID-19 Digital Sprint Hackathon Success

Students from the WISE and SAMBa CDTs, under the awesome banner of ‘Team Coronasaurus’, entered the 2nd week-long NERC COVID 19 Digital Sprint Hackathon. Ari Cooper-Davis, Cristina Corti and Mikkel Lykkegaard (all Exeter), and James Rand and Piotr Morawiecki (SAMBa CDT) were tasked with using NERC and other publicly available databases to understand the impact of […]

WISE CDT provides a unique opportunity for students to participate in shaping their own research topic. This, coupled with the wide range of skills they will acquire by completing all that the postgraduate school offers, makes them very attractive prospective recruits for the Water industry.

David Evans, Director, Natural Energy Wyre

WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.

GW4 Alliance

Wessex Water is seeing the emergence of skills and knowledge gaps in common with other companies in the water sector…. The WISE CDT helps address these gaps by providing leading interdisciplinary training across the subject areas of water engineering and informatics which are vital for the future of this industry and highly pertinent to our company.

Dan Green, Head of Sustainability and Innovation, Wessex Water

It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research

Professor John Banyard OBE FREng