• CIWEM accredited course

WELCOME TO THE WISE CDT

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

“#Tweet your Thesis” 1st Prize: Ari Cooper-Davis

Ari Cooper-Davis (Cohort 5, Exeter) has been awarded 1st prize in the University of Exeter’s 2020 “#Tweet Your Thesis” competition.  This annual competition challenges postdoctoral researchers to communicate their research to a public audience – in 280 characters!   

Defra Policy Internship: James Rand

The WISE CDT had two successful applications to UKRI‘s Policy Internships Scheme.  James Rand (Cohort 5, Bath) has been hosted by Defra  (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) and writes about his experience here. 

ANDREW BARNES ONLINE TALK 16th April 2020 – RIVERS IN THE SKY: THE JOURNEY OF A STORM

Andrew Barnes (Cohort 4) delivered a fascinating online talk as part of the University of Bath Facebook Live seminar series, aimed at public engagement.  “Rivers in the Sky” took viewers on the journey of a storm, explaining how storms are created, travel across the oceans and result in rainfall.  Access Andrew’s talk here and find […]

PUBLICATION SELECTED AS EDITOR’S CHOICE IN WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Model maps out future sewer system scenarios In March this year the editors of Water Science and Technology journal selected an article by colleagues from the Water Innovation & Research Centre at the University of Bath, in collaboration with KWR and TU Delft in the Netherlands, as the Editor’s Choice, on account of its scientific […]

Research Visit to San Diego State University: Sebastian Gnann

Bristol Cohort 3 student Sebastian Gnann was based in San Diego, California, as the global Coronavirus outbreak spread and intensified.   Sebastian had to curtail his research visit a month earlier than planned, but fortunately is back in the UK.  Read about Sebastian’s experience and reflections below.   “I just returned to the UK – one […]

2019-20 Industry Day

The 2019-20 WISE CDT Industry Day took place on 12th February at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel.  For the first time this was designed as a shared event with Arup and WRc, who are joint conveners of Wet Networks Bristol.  This combined event aimed to ensure wide-ranging industry attendance that covered the breadth of the […]


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