On June 30, 2015, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) sponsored the highly successful Research Councils UK (RCUK) Water Showcase on “Water for Future Cities”.

The showcase was produced as part of the UK Water Partnership and was attended by a diverse audience of approximately 200 people from industry, government, civil society organisations and the research community.

The event examined the water challenges faced by our cities including reducing water demand, ensuring there is a plentiful supply of good quality water, maintaining effective infrastructure above and below ground, city groundwater management, reducing our exposure to extreme events, protecting our environment and adopting a whole-systems approach – which in essence means working together to solve all of these challenges.

More information about the event is available at nerc.ac.uk/latest/events/list/water/