Water Engineering - Research Projects

Current Projects:

Twenty 65 PODDS+ Material Destiny


TWENTY65 are working in partnership across the water sector to tailor water systems so that they positively impact health, the environment, the economy and society.


The Prediction of Discolouration in Distribution Systemsproject is transforming understanding and operational management to protect drinking water quality

'Material Destiny'!

The Material Destiny project is assessing service reservoir performance by tracking the flux of material through these critical components of drinking water distribution systems

Urban Green Dams: Design and Monitoring of SuDS Pipebots Plexus

Urban Green DaMS: Design and Modelling of SuDS

Urban Green DaMS will address a set of critical research questions relating to the design and modelling of bioretention cells for alleviating urban flood risk.


Pipebots aims to revolutionise buried pipe infrastructure management with the development of micro-robots.


PLEXUS research in Sheffield is focused on Harvesting Energy from Buried Infrastructure.


SEAMLESS-WAVE - Fellowship Project 

SEAMLESS-WAVE is a developing “SoftwarE infrAstructure for Multi-purpose fLood modElling at variouS scaleS” based on "WAVElets" and their versatile properties. The vision behind SEAMLESS-WAVE is to produce an intelligent and holistic modelling framework, which can drastically reduce iterations in building and testing for an optimal model setting, and in controlling the propagation of model-error due to scaling effects and of uncertainty due statistical inputs

Recent Projects:

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Residence Times in Vegetated Stormwater Ponds

Ponds are often placed besides roads or in developments in order to capture rainfall run-off. Their purpose is two fold. To help reduce urban flooding and to improve run-off quality.

Smart Water 4 Europe

SmartWater4Europe aims to demonstrate how drinking water distribution networks (DWDS) can be better monitored and managed using the latest instrumentation and data analysis techniques.

Pennine Water Group

The Pennine Water Group aim to advance engineering and scientific knowledge across all aspects of potable water, stormwater and wastewater.

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Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies.


Cost Effective Neural Technique for Alleviation of Urban Flood Risk.

Green Roof Hydrological Performance

Our research focuses on the stormwater management benefits of green roofs. Our overall research aim is to develop accurate and useful hydrological modelling tools.



Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow Exchange in Urban Flood Flows.