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: 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.