Cohort I – September 2019 intake

Dimitris Athanasopoulos-Tseles

Project Title: Eliminating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Wastewater Treatment

Host: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Severn Trent Water

Clervie Genevois

Project Title: Service Reservoir Integrity

Host: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Welsh Water

Killian Gleeson

Project Title: Drinking water distribution systems water quality big data analytics

Host: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Siemens

Alethea Goddard

Project Title: Promoting high quality and multifunctional green infrastructure

Host: Newcastle University

Sponsor: Northumbrian Water

Christos Iliadis

Project Title:  Improved flood modelling for the built environment and infrastructure – Achieving urban flood resilience through hydrodynamic models 

Host: Newcastle University

Rowan Pearce

Project Title: Delivering a Resilient Approach to Tertiary Phosphorus Removal from Wastewater

Host: Cranfield University

Sponsors: Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water, Scottish Water, Thames Water

Daniel Ruth

Project Title: Rapid process optimisation procedures and process selection methods for natural organic matter removal

Host: Cranfield University

Sponsors: Scottish Water

Cohort II – September 2020 intake

Ravina Bains

Project Title: Achieving Net-Zero – Hydrogen as a key factor for energy resilience and emission reduction for the UK water sector

Host: Cranfield University

Sponsors: Anglian Water, Scottish Water

Edward John

Project Title: Understanding how the deterioration of cast iron pipes evolves into leakage

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: UKWIR

Anna Laino

Project Title: Quantification of wastewater treatment resilience metrics

Host University: Newcastle University

Sponsors: Scottish Water, Northumbrian Water

Thomas Langshaw

Project Title: The insidious impact of transients on leakage

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: UKWIR

Ali Leonard

Project Title: Multi-Scale Water Resources Planning in England & Wales

Host University: Newcastle University

Sponsor: United Utilities

Reinar Lokk

Project Title: The Future of Hydraulic Water Network Design to Manage Discolouration Risk 

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: United Utilities

Matthew MacRorie

Project Title: Determining the impact of developing a 24/7 supply of drinking water on assets, communities and the environment in Nepal

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsors: Anglian Water, WaterAid UK

Philippa Mohan

Project Title: Development of risk-based investment decision making tools that account for predictive model uncertainty in Water Framework Directive studies

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Stantec

Harry Nicklin

Project Title: Understanding Domestic Water Use Behaviour

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Reckitt Benkiser (RB)

Charalampos Ntigkakis

Project Title: Groundwater modeling to simulate groundwater/surface water interactions

Host University: Newcastle University

Jade Rogers

Project Title: Managing biofilms and disinfection residuals to protecting drinking water safety

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Scottish Water

Sam Settle

Project Title: Developing large scale MECs for treatment of sludge return liquor

Host University: Newcastle University

Sponsor: Northumbrian Water

Cohort III – September 2021 intake

Sreelakshmi Babu

Project Title: The future of wastewater-based epidemiology

Host: Newcastle University/The University of Sheffield

Sponsors: Northumbrian Water, Scottish Water

Isabel Carneiro Cardoso da Silva

Project Title: Achieving biologically stable / low AOC water in the UK

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: UKWIR

Anna Charatzidou

Project Title: Effects of microplastics on interactions between soil biota, soil structure and crop performance in sewage sludge-amended soils

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Scottish Water

Anna Christy

Project Title: Minimising whole life carbon emissions in a multi-site utility

Host University: Newcastle University

Sponsor: Northumbrian Water

Polly Grundy

Project Title: Controlling water chemistry to improve drinking water quality and minimising disinfection by-products

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: UKWIR

Eleyna McGrady

Project Title: Resilience of Groundwater Resource under Severe Drought

Host University: Newcastle University

Sponsors: Anglian Water, Northumbrian Water

Samuel Nyarko

Project Title: Securing drinking water supplies: the role of organic matter on water treatability

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsors: Anglian Water, Thames Water

Harry Ogden

Project Title: Performance assessment and whole-life costing of STW grit removal processes

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Hydro International

Lucie Pidoux

Project Title: Taking 20th Century water treatment assets into the mid 21st Century

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Anglian Water

Matthew Pitt

Project Title: Soil as a core infrastructure to achieve catchment resilience

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Affinity Water

Mark Powders

Project Title: Ammonia to energy: A key decarbonisation strategy for the water sector

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Northumbrian Water

Penelope Savvidou

Project Title: Wastewater Integrated Selection Environment: A UK Model comprising regulation, resilience and sustainability

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Atkins

Alan Smalley

Project Title: Real Time Forecasting of Catchment Water Quality to Improve Supply Resilience

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsors: Thames Water, Severn Trent Water

Charlie Whitelegg

Project Title: Unlocking the potential of hydraulic transients as a source of information about water distribution networks

Host University: The University of Sheffield

Sponsor: Scottish Water

Siqi Xu

Project Title: Resource and energy recovery from sewage sludge by optimised advanced thermal conversion process control

Host University: Cranfield University

Sponsor: Thames Water