New PWG Logo March 2013


The Pennine Water Group (PWG) is an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) funded Platform Grant centre dedicated to research into water and wastewater.

Based at the University of Sheffield, PWG is headed by a Management Team including Professor Joby Boxall (Potable water research), Professor Simon Tait (Pollution & Sewer Systems), Emeritus Professor Adrian Saul (Sustainable Integrated Systems), Professor Catherine Biggs (Bio-engineering), Professor Kirill Horoshenkov (Adaptative sensors) and Dr Liz Sharp (Engagement & Governance)

pwg management team

The PWG aims to advance engineering and scientific knowledge across all aspects of:

  • Potable water
  • Stormwater and wastewater service provision
  • Management of associated assets

Group activities include fundamental and applied research, the implementation and dissemination of research outputs and the provision of education and training.

Our Aims and Objectives

Strategic Vision

Our strategic vision is to develop from a multi-disciplinary to a trans-disciplinary group through closer integration with industry, and foster new inter-disciplinary research ideas.

Our vision for development has 3 key areas:

  • Implementation and Governance
  • Sustainable System Integration
  • Development and Implementation of New Technology Advances

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