WIRe Researcher Matthew MacRorie Conducts Research in Lahan, Nepal

Matthew MacRorie, CDT WIRe researcher, spent over three months in Lahan, a small city in Nepal, along the South-East border with India. Lahan is the focus of The Beacon Project, a collaboration between Anglian Water, WaterAid Nepal and the government water utility Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC) to improve the water and sanitation situation in the city.

As part of the visit, Matthew and Beacon project partners, conducted 60 household surveys to understand their experience with piped water supply, how they adapt to the intermittency of the piped water and the ways in which they would like the water supply to improve. Along with the surveys, the team also installed smart water meters in the households to record water usage every minute and used a SIM card to transfer that data to a web-based platform to track water usage from the UK. The combination of the smart meters and surveys allows for a greater understanding of the variation in water access within an intermittent water supply network and the challenges of transitioning to a continuous supply system.

Matthew also had the opportunity to trek around the Manaslu circuit and visit Pokhara and Surkhet. Know more about Matthew’s research here.

Peter Jarvis and Daniel Ruth Participate in the 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference

Peter Jarvis, Director of CDT, Cranfield University and Daniel Ruth, CDT WIRe researcher participated in the 2022 Water Quality Technology Conference, organised by the American Water Works Association.

At the conference, Peter was a speaker at a session on ‘Impact of Reduced Regeneration Frequency on the Ion Exchange Equilibrium for Removal of Organic Matter and Inorganic Ions’ while Daniel was part of the session on ‘Monitoring the Right Parameters for the Enhanced Treatment of Natural Organic Matter Laden Water Sources’.

CDT WIRe Cohort I Researchers Attend A Scientific Writing Training and Retreat

CDT WIRe’s first cohort participated in a weeklong scientific writing training and retreat recently. The retreat aimed to help the students understand the need for scientific writing; learn more about the publication process; strategies and techniques to writing; barriers to scientific writing and how to overcome them; and also, to learn from their peers.

During the week, they attended sessions on ‘My approach to writing’ by Jerry Knox from Cranfield University and Fran Pick from the University of Sheffield. The students brought a piece of their research work to the retreat (data set, non-started or an ongoing paper) and worked on it using their learnings from the retreat; and peer reviewed work of their peers.

Harry Nicklin Wins Best Poster Presentation Award at the EBNET Early Career People in Water Conference

CDT WIRe researcher Harry Nicklin, from Cranfield University, won the best poster presentation award at the EBNET Early Career People in Water Conference held at Cranfield University recently. Harry’s presentation was on ‘Understanding domestic water use behaviour using smart sensor-based behavioural interventions.’

Jade Rogers, Reinar Lokk, Edward John and Matthew MacRorie – University of Sheffield – WDSA-CCWI Conference 2022, Valencia, Spain

CDT WIRe researchers Jade Rogers, Reinar Lokk, Edward John and Matthew MacRorie from University of Sheffield presented their research from their PhDs at the WDSA-CCWI Conference held in Valencia.

Charalampos Ntigkakis and Brian Thomas – Newcastle University – European Union of Geosciences General Assembly 2022, Vienna, Austria

Killian Gleeson – The University of Sheffield – Water Quality Technology Conference 2021, Tacoma, US

Ravina Bains – Cranfield University – 9th Conference of the UK Wastewater Network

Phillipa Mohan – The University of Sheffield – UDM Conference 2022, Costa Mesa California

Matthew MacRorie – The University of Sheffield – WaterAid water supply coordination meeting

Charalampos Ntigkakis – Newcastle University – EGU General Assembly 2022