Entries by Weihao Zhong

UK Water Partnership launches facilities register to accelerate innovation

The UK Water Partnership is pleased to announce the launch of a new publicly available and searchable register of testing and demonstration facilities, which will benefit water technology developers and researchers. The Tapping the Potential report identified a clear need for researchers and developers to test new water technologies and processes in facilities that represent […]

Case study: biobed reduce on-farm pesticide pollution

Guest post by Dr Richard Cooper, University of East Anglia   A two year research program (2013–2015) by UEA academics, in partnership with the Environment Agency, farm managers and precision farming experts Farm Systems & Environment, found that a lined compost-straw-topsoil biobed reduced total pesticide concentrations in waste machinery washings by over 90%, thus minimising both surface water […]

Urban Simulators for Water

Guest post by Kevin Smith, Science and Technology Facilities Council   Climate change, population growth and rising customer expectations present significant risks and challenges to our water systems. In the developing world water security is a major risk in terms of development impact and is integral to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. There are many […]

Urban Simulators for Water Workshop report

The Future Visions for Water and Cities – A Thought Piece highlighted the potentially valuable role that simulators and demonstrators could play in developing, testing and evaluating innovative ideas that could shape water and cities. The UK Water Partnership’s Water and Cities Task Force identified urban simulators for water as a key priority. The Science & […]

Sustainable Food, Farming and Water workshop event report

A diverse audience of around 120 people from industry, government, civil society organisations and the research community attended this NERC-sponsored UK Water Partnership event, which explored recommendations made in the UKWP reports on water and farming, led by Global Food Security champion Professor Tim Benton. . The aims of the workshop were to: explore new […]

UK Water Partnership’s Food, farming and water event highlights need for a collaborative approach

A lively video featuring a Suffolk farmer experiencing water stress , Sainsbury’s Director of Brand Judith Batchelar discussing water usage in Kenyan bean production, and a catchment liaison officer from Scottish Water working with farmers on water quality issues, kicked off the highly successful UK Water Partnership’s ‘Sustainable Food, Farming and Water’ workshop on 10 […]

Lord Maude endorses the UK Water Partnership

Speaking at the World Water-Tech Investment Summit in London on Tuesday 23rd February 2016, Lord Maude, Minister of State for Trade & Investment said, “Last year the UK Water Partnership was launched to bring together expertise across industry, policy makers and the research community. The Partnership will enable the UK to respond more effectively to […]

India-UK Water Security Exchange delivers increased co-operation and new partnership opportunities for the UK water industry

A week-long visit to the UK by an Indian delegation of senior civil servants and research leaders with responsibility for the water sector has achieved its objective to develop knowledge-sharing links with key UK policymakers, regulators, researchers and water industry specialists. A top priority for India is to harness international capabilities across water science, management […]

Responding to water challenges with research

The research councils and Innovate UK invest £110m annually on multi-disciplinary water research which will benefit planners, policy-makers, businesses, community organisations. The research councils also work with the UK Water Partnership, which has brought together people across the UK water community to stimulate ideas and develop the products and services that will help solve future challenges. This publication is a snapshot of […]

India-UK Water Security Capability Exchange Initiative

In early 2016, the UK is inviting a delegation of 10 senior water managers and decision makers to take part in a high level capability exchange initiative to share knowledge on water security and the Ganges clean-up. A seven day visit to the UK is planned for 13-20 February 2016 and a progressive and informative […]