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


Congratulations to Nejc Coz (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections. His thesis is entitled ‘Numerical and experimental modelling of tidal range structures with focus on conservation of momentum through hydraulic structures’. Well done, Nejc!  

Gordon Research Conference and Seminar 2019

Cohort 3 students Lina Stein and Sebastian Gnann (Bristol) recently attended the 2019 Gordon Research Conference and Seminar at New Hampshire, USA. Keep reading to hear about their experience. ‘A few days after the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on catchment science, we were sitting in a coffee shop on the MIT Campus reflecting on all […]

6th Primare Conference Best Poster Prize: Bikash Ranabhat

Congratulations to Bikash Ranabhat (Cohort 4, Cardiff) who was recently awarded the ‘Best Poster Prize’ at the 6th PRIMaRE Conference. The aim of the event was to cover a wide range of topics in marine renewable energy, including: technology, policy, environment, hydrodynamics, resource characterisation, materials, operation and management, etc. Over 100 people attended, including industrial developers, […]

PhD Success: Jonathan King

Congratulations to Jonathan King (Cohort 1, Cardiff) for successfully defending his thesis subject to minor corrections. His thesis is entitled ‘Investigation and prediction of pollution in coastal and estuarine waters, using experimental and numerical methods’. Well done Jonathan!

PhD Success: Wouter Knoben

Congratulations to Wouter Knoben (Cohort 1, Bristol) for successfully defending his thesis subject to corrections. His thesis is entitled ‘Investigating conceptual model structure uncertainty: Progress in large-sample comparative hydrology’.

Research Visit: Anna Lo Jacomo

Bristol Cohort 2 student Anna Lo Jacomo has just returned from a rewarding research visit to Nanjing, China. Anna spent two months at Hohai University in the School of Business Management and one month at Nanjing Normal University in the Department of Geography. The aim of the research visit was to better understand existing challenges […]

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.

G4 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