• 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: Elli Mitrou

Congratulations to Elli Mitrou (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending her thesis on 1st April 2021.  Elli’s PhD is entitled “Large-eddy simulations of multi-phase plumes in crossflow and stratified flow”.  Well done, Elli!

PhD Success: Dolores Gonzalez Olias

Congratulations to Dolores Gonzalez Olias (Cohort 3, Bath) for successfully defending her thesis on 2nd March 2021.  Lola’s PhD is entitled “Self-powered biosensors for water quality monitoring: sensor development and signal treatment”.  Well done, Lola!


Congratulations to Alex Stubbs (Cohort 2, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 23rd February 2021.  Alex’s PhD is entitled “Large Eddy Simulation of Flow Above Gravel Riverbeds”.  Well done, Alex!

Research Presentations

This week has seen a great set of WISE CDT researcher presentations!   On 17th February CIWEM’s Welsh Branch hosted a webinar on Research in Fluvial and Coastal Waters, with presentations from Cardiff PhD candidates Nefeli Makrygianni on “Air-wave interaction in wave boundary layer” and Sam Rowley on “Modelling flood dynamics in the middle Severn Catchment”. Bath’s […]


Congratulations to Stephen Clee (Cohort 2, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis on 28th January 2021.  Stephen’s PhD is entitled “3D Hydrodynamic and Morphodynamic Modelling of Offshore Sandbanks”.  Well done, Stephen!


Congratulations to Eirini Nikoloudi (Cohort 3, Exeter) for successfully defending her thesis on 11th January 2021.  Eirini’s PhD is entitled “Event Management and Event Response Planning for Smart Water Networks”.  Well done, Eirini!

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