The PODDS projects at the University of Sheffield have investigated and answered many fundamental research questions, steered by water company partners, leading to substantial impact.

water research

Discussions with current member have identified a need to realise the findings to date and for widespread implementation. A two-year PODDS Club membership is underway to enable the ongoing development of research led industry benefits in discolouration management supporting AMP delivery. The aim of the club is to enable participating Companies to continue and enhance reported benefits, including significant cost savings, improved water quality, regulatory compliance and reduced customer contacts. This will be achieved by ongoing technical support that will include provision of discolouration risk analysis, network planning and delivery, monitoring and modelling and leading of a specialist group.



Project Dates

Start Date : 22/01/2018
End Date : 21/01/2020 



People Involved

Professor Joby Boxall
Dr Stewart Husband

Our league table rankings

Top 100 Civil & Structural Engineering department in the world and 9th in the UK according to the QS World University rankings by subject (2023).

10th in the UK according to the Times University League Table (2024).

12th in the UK according to the Complete University Guide (2024).

Centres of excellence

The University's cross-faculty research centres harness our interdisciplinary expertise to solve the world's most pressing challenges.