WSA Webinar Series: Dr Rafael Rosolem, What does the cosmos tell you about soil hydrology?

23 April 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Rafael Rosolem, University of Bristol, provided an overview of approaches to measuring soil moisture at different scales, with a focus on what new cosmic-ray neutron sensing technologies have to offer.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Thomas Beach Digital Solutions for Urban Water Management and Conservation: The UK Perspective

16 April 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Thomas Beach, Cardiff University, reflected on the possibilities that a range of digital tools hold to aid urban water management.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr David Macleod Drought in the Greater Horn of Africa: past, present and future

9 April 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr David Macleod, University of Bristol, reviewed the history and future of drought in the Greater Horn of Africa. In his talk, he discussed the latest understanding of the drivers of recent and future trends, and present latest efforts by research and humanitarian organizations to build societal resilience to droughts and their associated impacts.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook Managing the Water we Eat

26 March 2021 – online

In this webinar, Professor Stefan Uhlenbrook, Strategic Program Director for Water, Food & Ecosystems at the International Water Management Institute discussed the central role of water management for the environment and, in particular, sustainable food systems.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Saeed Parnow Ganat and Geo-electrical prospecting for detection

19 March 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Saeed Parnow, Institute of Geophysics, University of Tehran, presented his research on the technical features and excavation of ganats – underground water channel systems – and the challenges they present for the development of cities in most parts of Iran. 

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WSA Webinar Series: Professor Mirco Tonin Technology vs information to promote conservation: Evidence from water audits

12 March 2021 – online

In this webinar, Mirco Tonin, Professor of Economic Policy at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, presented his research on the impact of different forms of audits on water conservation in South East England.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Adrian Healy, Transforming urban water resilience: the role of household self-supply in sub-Saharan Africa

5 March 2021 – online

In this webinar, Adrian Healy, Cardiff University, explored trends in the role of households in sub-Saharan Africa to self-supply water, and suggested that a stronger understanding of household motivations is required in our consideration of urban water security and the longer-term implications of this for the resilience of urban water supplies.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Magali Nehemy, Stable isotopes are not enough – Using tree hydraulics to understand tree water use

26 February 2021 – online

In this webinar, Magali Nehemy, University of Saskatchewan, discussed how measurements of tree water deficit can be used to identify shifts in source water uptake by trees. From her research, she showed that tree water use is a dynamic process on the time scale of days.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Eirini Nikoloudi, Event Management and Event Response Planning for Smart Water Networks

19 February 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Eirini Nikoloudi, University of Exeter, provided an overview of various failure events in water distribution systems before proposing a new response methodology to support decisions made by control room operators.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Simon Evans, Solving Environmental Problems: simple to complex

12 February 2021 – online

In this webinar, Simon Evans, Chief Executive of The Wye and Usk Foundation, gave a talk on the Foundation’s approaches to solving a range of environmental problems over the past 25 years.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Ifan Jâms, Estimating the size distribution of plastics ingested by animals

5 February 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Ifan Jâms, Research Associate at Cardiff University’s Water Research Institute, presented research on the relationship between plastic consumption and animal size to estimate the size distribution of plastics feasibly ingested by animals.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Geoff Hilton, Things can only get wetter: conservation evidence at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

22 January 2021 – online

In this webinar, Dr Geoff Hilton, Head of Conservation Evidence at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, discussed the WWT’s plans for a Blue Recovery as we emerge from the pandemic, and for wetlands to take centre stage in global conservation as we move towards the climate and CBD CoPs in 2021.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Lewis Elliott, Insights into blue spaces and human wellbeing: Findings from the BlueHealth International Survey

11 December 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Lewis Elliott of the University of Exeter, discussed their research into Blue Health: the growing evidence that blue spaces – natural environments prominently featuring water such as coasts, lakes, and rivers – can promote good human health and wellbeing.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Jonny Higham, flowonthego

4 December 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Jonny Higham of the University of Liverpool, introduced his research group’s most recent project: ‘flowonthego’ – a smartphone app that allows you to capture videos of flows rivers/harbours/ports and determine how fast they are moving.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Mr Peter Stanley, Programme development, metal mine treatment and restoration opportunities’

27 November 2020 – online

In this webinar, Mr Peter Stanley of Natural Resources Wales, discussed his organisation’s approach to the assessment, treatment and restoration of disused metal mines in Wales.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Mr Mark Keating, CFD in the Water Industry

20 November 2020 – online

In this webinar, Mr Mark Keating, Director of Flow Science UK, discussed Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and how it is used in applications in the water industry

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Aimee Murray, with April Hayes, Antimicrobial resistance in water systems

13 November 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Aimee Murray and Ms April Hayes of the University of Exeter Medical School, discussed their research into antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and how that resistance is bread throughout water systems.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Mrs Francisca Martey, Research and applied meteorology directorate of Ghana Meteorology Agency

06 November 2020 – online

In this webinar, Mrs Francisca Martey, Head of Research and Applied Meteorology at the Ghana Meteorological Agency, discussed the research work that is undertaken at the Ghana Meteorological Agency.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Hamdy Elsayed, Water-Food-Energy Nexus in Transboundary River Systems: A case study of the Nile basin

30 October 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Hamdy Elsayed, early career researcher at the University of Exeter, discussed their research into the challenges and opportunities in the Nile River basin, which are posed by the region’s rapid population and economic growth.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Sarah Cotterill, ‘COVID-19 & the water sector

16 October 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Sarah Cotterill, Assistant Professor at University College Dublin, discussed their research into how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the water sector.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Dr Barry Evans, ‘Configuration of micro-scale modelling for disaster evacuation simulations

9 October 2020 – online

In this webinar, Dr Barry Evans, Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, discussed their research into the evacuation of residents within a city known to be of potential risk to Tsunami events and the development of a micro-scale model simulating the movements of residents either by foot, by car or a combination of them both.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


WSA Webinar Series: Murray Dale, ‘Water, climate and hydrometeorology projects at JBA,’

2 October 2020 – online

In this webinar, Murray Dale, Technical Director at JBA Consulting, discussed the different projects currently underway at JBA.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


Research RendezVous: Stream Water Quality in the Slapton Catchments: Analysis of Key Trends since 1970

10 June 2020 – online (Bristol)

In this webinar, hosted by the University of Bristol Water Group, Tim Burt (Visiting Professor, University of Bristol) gave a talk on ‘Stream Water Quality in the Slapton Catchments: Analysis of Key Trends since 1970’.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


Facebook Live Talk – Ioanna Stamataki: Floods and flash floods

4 June 2020 – online (Bath)

Ioanna Stamataki from the Department of Architecture & Civil Engineering at Bath gave a talk on floods and flash floods as part of the University of Bath Facebook Live Talks on 4 June 2020. talked about the differences between floods and flash floods and their characteristics by taking the listeners on a journey from Ancient Greece to the University of Bath in 2020.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


Research RendezVous

29 April 2020 – online

In this webinar, Jack Greenhalgh from FRESH CDT (Bristol) and James Rand from WISE CDT (Bath) presented research going on in lakes and ponds.

  • Jack Greenhalgh (Bristol University) – “A Journey into the underwater soundscape of a pond
    Watch this talk here.
  • James Rand (University of Bath) – “Should lake scientists go out and get wet a bit more?
    Watch this talk here.

Facebook Live Talk – Andy Barnes: The Science of Storms

16 April 2020 – online (Bath)

Andy Barnes, a WISE CDT Cohort 4 student, gave a talk on the science of storms as part of the University of Bath Facebook Live Talks series.

Watch a recording of this talk here.


Research RendezVous: Water & the consequences of climate change

8 April 2020 – online

In this first GW4 Water Security Alliance Research RendezVous, co-organised with Cardiff Water Research Institute and Cardiff IAHR Young Water Professional Network, we heard from an interdisciplinary group of researchers:


Severn Trent Water Network Analysis Project 2016 – Present

27 March 2020 – online (Exeter)

James Tremlett and Jingguo Zhang from MWH Treatment discussed challenges and successes of the Severn Trent Water Network Analysis Project, developed in partnership with MWH Treatment and Severn Trent Water over the last four years.

Watch a recording of this seminar here.


Tidal Revolution – Fishy Tales of Tidal Lagoons

26 March 2020 – online (Bath)

In context of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon project, Andrew Schofield explained the evolution of fish impact assessments that may now meet the requirements of the statutory regulators and how impacts might be mitigated and monitored.

Watch a recording of this seminar here.


A global perspective on the local challenges of water, waste and climate change in Bath

5 February 2019 – University of Bath

This research has been carried out in the context of EIP Water. Globally more than 70 cities have been assessed, including Bath. The presentation focused on the general challenges in cities, water management and governance, the importance of developing co-benefits with other sectorial challenges in cities. Results of Bath were presented too.

Watch a recording of this lecture here.