Archive for the ‘WIRC’ Category

The paper making water safer

Our researchers have developed a revolutionary paper sensor for detecting toxic compounds in water

Just a small piece of paper can make water consumption safer

A revolutionary microbial-based paper sensor has been developed by researchers at the University of Bath, creating a cheap, sustainable and recyclable device for detecting toxic compounds in water.

From the laboratory to the lavatory – developing fake poo could save thousands of lives

Researchers at the University of Bath are developing laboratory-created poo in order to improve sanitation in developing countries.

Simple water test could prevent crippling bone disease

Researchers from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies and Water Innovation & Research Centre have developed a simple colour-changing test for fluoride levels in water that tell you if the water is safe to drink. They are working with charity The Nasio Trust to develop a test that can be used in remote areas of Africa where high levels of fluoride in the drinking water causes the crippling bone disease fluorosis.

Testing wastewater could give early warning system for preventing epidemics

New ‘water fingerprinting’ technology developed by researchers at the University of Bath to test a city’s water could soon be mitigating infectious disease, limiting the spread of antibiotic resistant “superbugs” such as E. coli, and enabling authorities to monitor the overall health of the public.

Delivering freshwater experts

Freshwater doctoral training will train future leaders to address the problems facing freshwater sustainability

University alliance awarded £2m to deliver the next generation of freshwater experts

The University of Bath is part of the UK’s first freshwater doctoral training programme which will train future leaders with the skills necessary to address the complex challenges facing freshwater sustainability.

Algae farms to offer a cheaper, renewable solution to cleaning wastewater

A collaborative research project between the University of Bath and Wessex Water is investigating using algae as a natural and sustainable way to treat wastewater.

International collaboration to address the challenge of poor drinking water in Mexico

People living in Mexico could soon benefit from a new international collaboration to secure clean drinking water in the country.

University develops new cheap, sustainable water treatment devices for developing countries

A multi-disciplinary research project at the University of Bath hopes to develop an efficient, portable and low cost continuous treatment system for contaminated drinking water for poor rural communities in developing countries.

260 young water professionals come to Bath for three events

For researchers at the start of their career in water, Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.

The Young Water Professionals movement comes to Bath

For someone at the start of their career in water, the University of Bath was the place to be in April as it hosted a total of 260 young water professionals across three events.

Bath hosts first ever UK Wetskills event

The University of Bath’s Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC @ Bath) is hosting the UK’s first Wetskills Water Challenge.

WIRC open discussion day showcases their research themes

The Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC) presented research themes and their future ambitions

Staff welcome to WIRC Open Discussion Day: 25 Jan

Our multi-disciplinary water research centre, the Water Innovation & Research Centre (WIRC), invites you to attend their Open Discussion Day.

3D printing could transform future membrane technology

Researchers at the University of Bath suggest developments in 3D printing techniques could open the door to the advancement of membrane capabilities.

Water & agricultural management in Sub-Saharan Africa: 19 Jan

If you are interested in GCRF and/or water and agricultural management research, this would be a great opportunity to hear about challenges faced on the ground in the Sub-Saharan region and to explore partnership with a leading Institute as Dr Greenwell Matchaya, the Southern African Coordinator for the Regional Strategy Analysis and Knowledge Support Systems at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), visits the University.

Innovative new research will help better our understanding of waves

An international research project led by the University of Bath is investigating the impact of waves on coastlines using novel laser measurement devices.

Six research teams win EPSRC Global Challenge funding

Six projects, based on our University research strengths in water, built environment, sustainability and health, and coupled with our international development expertise, will contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

CSCT, WIRC & Milner head to Festival on Sat

Three research centres will be showcasing their work in our first community-facing 50th anniversary event