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Water Innovation & Research Centre: WIRC @ Bath

Water is the most important natural resource on earth. With an ever growing demand on limited water resources, it is essential that we approach sustainable water management in an innovative and integrated way.

In collaboration with Wessex Water, we have launched the Water Innovation & Research Centre: WIRC @ Bath, providing a unique environment to engage globally in research and policy on water technologies and resource management.

Research Themes

The centre comprises multidisciplinary research teams, with wide expertise in the natural sciences and engineering, as well as in social, economics and political sciences, in policy, and in business management.

Our research is divided into five core themes that tackle the fundamental issues surrounding water: water treatment; water resources; water management; water and public health; and water, environment and infrastructure resilience.


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We are working extensively with institutions, companies, and decision-makers worldwide to ensure that our research has far-reaching and sustained impact that will inform and shape the future of the water industry.

Study with us

We have exciting opportunities for students to carry out research with us through our highly successful, EPSRC-funded Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs), and Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP):

Contact us

Twitter: @WIRCBath

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  • Water research brochure

kwr-watershare-bannerCollaborate with us

The Research and Innovation Services (RIS) is the primary conduit for industry, business and other funders to access our research expertise and knowledge. If you are interested in collaborating or engaging with us, please contact:

Dr Izaro Lopez Garcia, Business Development Manager
Tel: 01225 38 3904