Our Themes

examples of our current research

    • CREWW

      Hand using tap to fill an overflowing glass of water

      A £10.5 million investment will fund world-leading research into the provision of safe and resilient water services in the UK and overseas.

      Visit the CREWW website


      An international team of researchers and organisations help tackle food and water insecurity in the Horn of Africa Drylands (HAD).

      Image credit: BBC Media Action

    • MaRIUS

      Dry earth and grass

      A £3.4m NERC-funded project introducing a risk-based approach to drought and water scarcity, in order to inform management decisions and prepare households.

      Visit the MaRIUS website

    • NextGen

      The project will look at demonstrating technologies with a potential to contribute to reuse and recovery of resources within a perspective of circular economy.

      Visit the NextGen website

    • SWEEP

      Stones in a river in a forest

      A £4.1m NERC-funded initiative bringing together academic experts, businesses and policy makers to solve some of the challenges involved in managing, utilising and improving the natural environment.

      Visit the SWEEP website

    • The Biogeochemistry Research Center


      An interdisciplinary research venture with state-of-the-art laboratories, equipment and instrumentation, addressing cutting-edge questions in Earth Systems Science.

      Visit The Biogeochemistry Research Center website