Taster talk: Dealing with waste water

Dr Ana Lanham talks us through what happens once our used water goes down the drain and how engineers are changing the way we manage this important resource.

‘We are moving towards a society that needs to be more sustainable and we have to stop treating waste water as a burden but rather as an opportunity.’
Dr Ana Lanham Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Learning outcomes

  • how we categorise water once it's been used
  • the waste water process
  • how we can use water better
  • what engineers are doing in this sector

Meet the presenter

Find out more about Ana's research, what inspired her to become a chemical engineer and what the future of the discipline will look like.


Download a teaching activity for this talk

Discuss waste water with your class