When universities establish a new research centre it’s worth taking note.
Not just because it’s a way to further our knowledge, but, in the case of the University of Bath’s new Water Innovation and Research Centre (WIRC), it reflects the fact there are growing and significant challenges ahead.
The issues go well beyond the obvious of providing clean water for everyone – although with a growing population this will be hard enough.
The challenges include a completely fresh approach to using water more efficiently – whether it’s the treatment of our waste, use by industry, processing of our food or consumption at home.
WIRC has been established to provide a unique environment for conducting research into water technologies and resource management.
It’s a collaboration between the University of Bath and Wessex Water and has ambitions to contribute to future water policy and the development of innovative and integrated sustainable water treatment systems. Continue reading A new focus on water (Day 234)