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EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Engineering for the Water Sector (STREAM IDC)

STREAM: The Industrial Doctorate Centre for the Water Sector

Postgraduate opportunities in water science & engineering

With five leading research universities and over thirty industry partners collaborating to deliver new knowledge and innovation for the water sector through the STREAM Industrial Doctorate Centre, all you have to decide is where your ambition and talents fit.

Potential applicants for four year EngD or three year PhD positions should be able to demonstrate

We are looking for future science & engineering leaders who can deliver the research & innovation needed by the international water sector. Research conducted through the Centre is already delivering a step-change in the sector’s ability to provide a sustainable water future for people, agriculture, industry and the environment.

The STREAM programme offers both three year PhD and four year EngD routes, provides professional development coaching, delivers a research experience which combines academic rigour with real world problem solving, and ensures that you have the opportunities to progress your career in the global water sector. As a STREAM student you will be able to draw on, guidance and taught courses from all five STREAM universities as well as expertise from our extensive international network of industrial and academic partners.


Host University Primary Industrial Sponsor Project title Contact Status
The University of Sheffield United Utilities Real-time water quality assessment and metrics for strategic water distribution system operation and intervention Dr Steve Mounce Post filled
Cranfield University Northumbrian Water Biogas enhancement and resource recovery with membranes Dr Ewan McAdam Post filled
University of Exeter South West Water Prediction and detection of blockages in sewer systems using data analytics Prof Slobodan Djordjevic Post filled
Imperial College London Thames Water Transforming Slow Sand Filter Operations for Drinking Water Supply Prof Nigel Graham Post filled
Newcastle University Northumbrian Water Water assets and networks: geospatial data representation for modelling and monitoring Prof Stuart Barr / Prof Chris Kilsby Post filled


Host University Primary Industrial Sponsor Project title Contact Status
Newcastle University Northumbrian Water Exploiting urban water monitoring data Prof Chris Kilsby Post filled
Newcastle University Northumbrian Water Whole city modelling of water usage Prof Richard Dawson / Prof Chris Kilsby Post filled

Note: Further projects will be available in due course. If you would like to receive further projects information as it becomes available please contact Mrs Tania Rice, STREAM IDC Programme Administrator.

For further information on the Stream programme please visit our website

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