The Centre for Resilience in Environment, Water and Waste (CREWW) has been established to undertake research into some of the most pressing issues facing the water and waste sectors, including:
- How to protect drinking water supplies from pollution.
- The safe treatment and disposal of waste water (including issues such as micro-plastics and anti-microbial resistance).
- Ensuring we have enough water to cope with a growing population and climate change.
- Protecting the water supply network.
- Predicting and preventing pollution from the waste water network.
- Understanding how catchments respond to flooding and drought, to improve future resilience.
CREWW was established thanks to a £21 million commitment from South West Water and a £10.5 million grant from Research England.
Prof Richard Brazier, Dr Karen Anderson, Prof Ian Bateman, Prof David Butler, Prof Slobodan Djordjevic, Prof Rayizeh Farmani, Prof Guangtao Fu, Prof Tamara Galloway, Prof Will Gaze, Prof Peter Hopkinson, Prof John Love, Prof Fayyaz Memon, Dr Eduarda Santos, Prof Joanne Smith
University of Exeter, South West Water