What: SWIG Innovation Brokerage Workshop

When: Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Where: University of Bath

There is a wealth of new technology and innovation being developed in UK universities which often translates into the development of new products in industry. Successful translation and exploitation of academic research depends on recognising potential and forming necessary collaborations. This SWIG Innovation workshop is designed to bring together academic research groups and interested companies to identify potential technologies, collaboration, and exploitation opportunities in the area of sensor technologies developed for use in water.  For more details and to register, click here.


What: Sources, fluxes and biological effects of microplastics in freshwater ecosystems  

When: Monday 13th November, 2017

Where: Cardiff University

A one-day workshop to draw on evidence available from marine systems as well as emerging evidence of microplastics in freshwaters and to gauge support for a possible submission to the NERC SPAG for community support on this subject.  Confirmed speakers include: Richard Thompson (Plymouth University), Tamara Galloway (University of Exeter), Isabelle Durance (Cardiff University), Alice Horton (CEH) and Katie Whitlock (Environment Agency).  Contact Mafalda Costa for details:


What: Smart Water Workshop

When: Tuesday 24th October, 2017

Where: University of Exeter

Join us for an invigorating, interactive and information-packed workshop addressing smart water technology and how related engineering solutions can help make our water systems and cities smarter to improve quality of life. Confirmed speakers, from across GW4 and their university and utilities partners, include: Dr Michele Romano (Senior Engineer at Operations Technology in United Utilities), Dr Ivan Stoianov (Director of InfraSense Labs, Imperial College London), Prof. Xiangwei Wang (Visiting Prof. at University of Bristol, Deputy Director of the Centre of Natural Disaster Research, Sun Yat-Sen University, China), Dr Peter Melville-Shreeve; Josh Myrans (University of Exeter) and Prof Zoran Kapelan (Head of Water and Environment Group, University of Exeter). At the end of the day, the participants will have the opportunity to engage in a plenary discussion on future research needs in the smart water sector.  Contact Debbie Ford for details:

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