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
PHD SUCCESS: LUDO BELTRAME
Congratulations to Ludo Beltrame (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections. Ludo’s thesis is entitled ‘Simulating the risk of liver fluke infection in the UK through mechanistic hydro-epidemiological modelling’. Well done Ludo!
UKRI Policy Internship success: James Rand
We are proud to announce that James Rand (Cohort 5, Bath) has been successful in his application to UKRI‘s Policy Internships Scheme. James will be hosted by Defra (Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs) and starts in January 2020. The Policy Internships Scheme offers the chance for doctoral students funded by UKRI funding councils to […]
PHD SUCCESS: MARIA XENOCHRISTOU
Congratulations to Maria Xenochristou (Cohort 2, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis subject to minor corrections. Maria’s thesis is entitled ‘Water Demand Forecasting Using Machine Learning on Weather and Smart Metering Data’. Her work was supported by Dr Chris Hutton from Wessex Water. Well done Maria!
EPSRC WATER ENGINEERING AT NEW SCIENTIST LIVE 2019
The WISE and STREAM CDTs joined forces for a public engagement event at New Scientist Live 2019 which took place at ExCeL in London from 10-13th October 2019. Students from both CDTs managed an exhibition stand – under the umbrella of “EPSRC Water Engineering” – to share their research with the public via a wealth of […]
GW4 Water Security Alliance Annual Conference 2019
Congratulations to James Rand (Cohort 5, Bath), for winning best flash presentation at the GW4 Water Security Alliance annual conference in June 2019. James is researching underwater micro gliders for autonomous lake inspection.
3rd IWA Resource Recovery Conference
This September, Olivia Bailey (Cohort 2, Bath) attended the 3rd IWA Resource Recovery (IWARR) Conference in Venice, Italy to present work resulting from a collaboration with her colleagues at TU Delft, Netherlands. The conference plenary sessions were given by some of the most influential people in the world in areas such as resource recovery and […]
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.
WISE CDT exemplifies our aim to build a highly skilled workforce with industry partners through doctoral training.
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.
It’s immensely satisfying that WISE students continue to support the economic, environmental and social strategies of business with their cutting edge bespoke research