WIRC @ Bath

Water Innovation and Research Centre @ Bath

  • WIRC @ Bath is now a member of the Watershare® community

    Watershare® is based on the concept of sharing water knowledge and experience amongst the members of its community. This knowledge is shared by models and methods that are available to the members as user-friendly tools. They have been successfully applied...

  • Safeguarding the UK’s Water, Energy and Food Resources

    EPSRC is investing £4.5 million to safeguard the UK’s water, energy and food security. With the world’s population due to grow to eight billion by 2030, humanity is facing a crisis with predictions of increasing demand and shortages of water,...

  • New Chair appointed to lead Bath water research

    The University of Bath has appointed Professor Jan Hofman to lead its new Water Innovation & Research Centre: WIRC@Bath. A chemical engineer with 25 years of experience working in the water sector, Professor Hofman joins the University in March 2015...

  • Researchers to use algae to clean up mine water

    We can announce today that our researchers are part of a ground breaking GW4 research project that aims to clean up water from a Cornish tin mine, using algae to harvest the precious heavy metals and produce biofuel at the...

  • New Water Innovation and Research Centre Approved

    The Board of Studies of the Faculty of Engineering & Design has approved the establishment of a Water Innovation and Research Centre at the University: WIRC @ Bath. The new Centre will provide a unique environment in which research into...

  • Electric bugs used to detect water pollution

    In a new report out today, a team of researchers from our Department of Chemical Engineering have developed a low-cost device that could be used in developing countries to monitor the quality of drinking water in real time without costly...

  • Making waves in water research

    The University of Bath has published a new summary of its water research today, demonstrating how its researchers are working extensively with the water industry to address the major challenges faced by the sector. We know that water is the...

  • Water shortages still likely to affect UK food security

    A new piece of research from the University has found that despite us experiencing the wettest winter for 250 years, water shortages are still likely to be a problem in Britain. The paper, published today in Climate Research journal by...

  • Waste seashells can solve waste water problem

    Today the University has announced the results of a new research paper by Dr Darrell Patterson that find you can use waste seashells to clean waste water. The thousands of tonnes of waste seashells created by the edible seafood sector...

  • Wessex Water to invest in University research

    We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership between our water researchers here at Bath and Wessex Water. The partnership will allow five streams of research into areas such as sustainable water and sewage treatment, keeping bills affordable and reducing carbon...