Pennine Water Group (PWG); Urban Water Systems for a Changing World

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Civil and Structural Engineering

Abstract

Urban water systems have never been more strategically important - they are one of the key foundations of society. The reliable provision of safe drinking water and effective drainage and sewerage services is essential to us all. Society has developed an increased awareness of a number of environmental, social and economic issues associated with the provision of water services. Factors considered include the impacts of climate change, water scarcity, water security, flooding, drought, energy use, carbon footprint, environmental damage and impact on human health. These factors, combined with the fact that many of our existing urban water infrastructure systems are complex, old and deteriorating, creates significant new challenges for the water industry into the future. They also create significant new and exciting research challenges that the Pennine Water Group (PWG) at the Universities of Sheffield and Bradford is best placed to address.Historically the international reputation of the PWG has been built on delivering high quality scientific research that addresses the needs of the water industry. This has been achieved by taking a multi-disciplinary approach focused on urban water asset management. Our evolving vision for the future requires a transition to 'Sustainable Integrated Urban Water Systems' that 'move beyond the pipe' to a broader system definition. We propose to progress and deliver our future research at a range of scales and to integrate both man-made infrastructure and natural processes in large catchments within a holistic framework that incorporates technical, institutional, economic and cultural issues. This framework will be underpinned by new and novel scientific and technological advances but will involve the inclusion of a wide range of stakeholders. The platform grant renewal will support the transition from a multi-disciplinary to a trans-disciplinary group through fostering new inter-disciplinary research ideas combined with an ever more effective integration with industry and other stakeholders. This vision has 3 key development areas (1) Sustainable integrated systems and water sensitive urban design (2) Development and delivery of new technologies and (3) Implementation and governance.The new platform grant will be led by Prof. Saul with a core academic management team of Biggs, Boxall, Horoshenkov, Sharp and Tait. This team will be responsible for the delivery of the all fundamental science and outputs within the three key areas, but also for the monitoring of expenditure, developing future funding strategy, staff and career development and interactions with external stakeholders. The management group will seek support and guidance from both an Industrial Advisory Panel and an International Scientific Advisory Panel.A major strength of the existing PWG academic staff is their enthusiasm for collaboration and wider engagement across the RCUK disciplines. The new platform grant proposes to include four new academic colleagues, Lerner, Osborn, Beck and Molyneux-Hodgson, who will provide significant add-on technical expertise and with whom we are currently collaborating on funded projects. These staff will enhance the core skills of PWG, within a unique team, that will see significant and enhanced opportunities to stimulate and respond to new cross-discipline research ideas and initiatives. Following our successful existing practice, we will use the platform grant as a flexible resource to provide gap funding to support the future long term careers of our key researchers, to provide opportunities to visit overseas research groups and to present our work at major International Conferences. A point of specific importance is that the platform grant will allow the optimisation of the training, networking and mentoring afforded to all our researchers, and here, special emphasis will be given to the skills set required for a future academic career.

Planned Impact

Who will benefit from this research? It is expected that the research will result in a range of direct and tangible benefits, both in the short and long term, for a spectrum of stakeholders beyond the academic community. Ultimately, other beneficiaries will include: -Utility Companies, the Highways Agency and Local Authorities (who have the responsibility to maintain and operate our potable water, sewerage and drainage systems with an obligation to improve the efficiency of their operations), -Customers of the utility companies (who will expect the costs of utility provision to fall as company operations become more efficient), -Regulators (with the responsibility to ensure the quality of provision and the protection of public health at an acceptable cost), -Environmental Consultants (who will utilise the products of the research to enhance commercial gain), -Contractors (who carry out new constructions and remedial works with the benefit of safer and more efficient operations), -Specialist field monitoring companies (who will deploy the equipment and make use of the intelligent procedures to optimise the location and number of instruments to be deployed for maximum gain and least cost), -Industrial equipment manufacturers (with specifications for the hardware, software and operating regimes necessary to build new sensors and instrumentation), -Ultimately, the UK economy and the general public will be the primary beneficiaries with improved service, effectiveness, efficiency and cost savings within the UK Water Industry. This will be achieved through a raft of outputs facilitating the optimal use of existing infrastructure, giving them an extended life and minimising targeted future investment. How will they benefit from this research? The proposed research will deliver: -Improved understanding of the performance of our existing potable water and sewerage systems, -Understanding the potential for sustainable systems integration and water sensitive urban design, -New operational and management tools to improve system performance and reduce costs. -The development of new and innovative measurement techniques, instrumentation and sensors, -The development of monitoring and modelling strategies in near real time, -New understanding of the links between catchment science and urban infrastructure with a move to catchment based consents, -The generation of significant new data and knowledge from our unique range of experimental facilities, including full-scale live systems, -Enhanced multi-disciplinary research on water quality - physical, chemical and microbiological interactions, to maintain and improve standards and to ensure the security of systems, -Opportunities for blue skies and short term feasibility studies, New strategies for UK and European policy and new policy that influences decision making. What will be done to ensure that they have the opportunity to benefit from this research? To effect communications a dedicated web-site will be developed to include an engagement forum and blog, to better disseminate project outputs. Extensive communication and engagement is proposed between the academics, the Industry Advisory Panel and the International Scientific Advisory Panel. A programme of measures has been identified to ensure benefit take up in the form of a series of stakeholder and end user forums and specific conferences and workshops for the UK Water Industry, regulators and policy makers. Outputs will also be communicated via high quality, high impact journal (Water Research, Langmuir, Environmental Science and Technology, American Society of Civil Engineers journals, International Water Association journals etc) and at international conferences (American Institute of Chemical Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers: Environmental Water Resources Institute, International Water Ass

Publications

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Abdul-Majeed WS (2015) Development of wastewater treatment system based on cascade dielectric barrier discharge plasma atomizers. in Journal of environmental science and health. Part A, Toxic/hazardous substances & environmental engineering

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Ali MT (2011) Rapid detection of sewer defects and blockages using acoustic-based instrumentation. in Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research

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Ashley R (2012) The role of the civil engineer in society: engineering ethics and major projects in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering

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Ashley R (2018) Demonstrating and Monetizing the Multiple Benefits from Using SuDS in Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment

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Ashley R (2015) UK sustainable drainage systems: past, present and future in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Civil Engineering

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Ashley R (2018) Evaluating the longer term benefits of sustainable drainage in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management

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Ashley R (2018) Demonstrating and Monetizing the Multiple Benefits from Using SuDS in Journal of Sustainable Water in the Built Environment

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Ashley R (2013) Water-sensitive urban design: opportunities for the UK in Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers - Municipal Engineer

 
Title EPSRC Film 
Description The purpose of the EPSRC film is to raise awareness of what we do, demonstrate the impact of EPS research on people's everyday lives and encourage decision makers to invest further in the future of science. This marketing tool will be a way of reaching a large audience overcoming the restrictions of geographical placement. It will be fast paced with facts and figures about our investments, details of leverage from industry and how valuable our role is in making the UK the best place in the world to do research. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Only just been released - hope to promote the excellent work that is being funded by the EPSRC to a wide range of audiences 
 
Title From Sky to Tap 
Description For this residency Ruth Levene produced an artwork that acts as a tool for conversation and interaction, a 3m x 2m mounted image of the water cycle which was intended to engage and be of interest to a wider audience and that covered the 'essence' and 'purpose' of what Pennine Water Group do. The main image covers both the basics of the hydrological cycle and the urban water infrastructure cycle, but in addition she also made a number of images ('Stickies') that represented the social, economic, technical and political interactions with water that shape our systems but that don't normally get included in the water cycle image or broader water conversation. This design including the stickies evolved from an intensive few weeks working with a number of Pennine Water Group members telling the story of the water cycle from their perspective and research. In total Ruth spoke to and worked with 25 academics and industry people one on one during the residency period and additionally she attended 8 events talking to numerous researchers and academics and gave presentations about the work on progress to over 40 academic researchers and industry people at an Industrial Advisory Board Meeting, Water Seminar and Management Meeting. In addition to the poster Ruth is also creating a small video work that looks at the system and challenges from the perspective some of the Pennine Water Group academics. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact It has contributed to the process of team development both internally among Pennine Water Group members at the University of Sheffield and in our interactions with partners, for example, at the Sheffield Water Centre Thought Leadership Clubs. Participants have noted that the conversations bringing the art and engineering world made them think about their work and how it is viewed by others, as well as how the different parts of the Pennine Water Group work fit together. A number of relationships and connections were made with innovation based staff at Yorkshire Water, Welsh Water and Northumbria Water - All seemed very keen and interested in the role that arts could play in a shift to how we could use our and manage our water better. Ruth was invited to contribute to YW R&D internal bid, exploring how the role of art can help support and communicate the value of extracting and using energy from Esholt waste water treatment plant. 
 
Title Hidden Waters in Exhibition - Da Vinci Engineered 
Description Created by Ruth Levene, Hidden Waters is a series of digital prints and etchings mapping the river networks and buried infrastructure to create a series of prints that explore Yorkshire's natural and manmade water systems. Made during a residency with Pennine Water Group, Faculty of Engineering, University of Sheffield. Special thanks to Gavin Sailor. 
Type Of Art Artwork 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Ruth Levene (creator of the artwork) was invited to be part of Da Vinci Engineered, an art exhibition in Hull. In association with Green Port Hull and University of Hull School of Engineering, supported by BAE Systems and Spencer Group. 'Our Waters' Video Work - An extract from the work a progress was presented and talked about at special talk with Liz Sharp at the exhibition. http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/da-vinci-engineered/ http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/ruth-levene-2/ 
URL http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/ruth-levene-2/
 
Title New Atlantis 
Description Culminating in a week long run of eight shows in London in January 2015, Dr. Sharp organised and led the PWG contribution to the Enlightenment Café's immersive theatre performance, 'New Atlantis'. Set in an imaginary drought-struck and climate-change restricted London of 2050, the event brought 900 Londoners face to face with some of the science that is address this topic. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact PWG's contribution involved a mock public consultation exercise: "given the need to cut London's water use by 50%", we asked, "..which of the following combination of measures would you use"? A questionnaire detailed different technical and social measures that could help reduce water usage, indicating some of their advantages and disadvantages, and also how much water each measure could 'save'. Participants needed to choose measures that together would deliver sufficient water. The advantages of the event for PWG were that: • It combined different 'sciences' - drawing on technical expertise to detail some of the scenarios, but relying on social science knowledge to imagine the event and to design the exercise; • The team 'performing' likewise drew from across the spectrum of PWG contacts, incorporating both technical and social science scholars, as well as a number of our industrial partners; • It made some contribution to raising public awareness of potential impending water shortages and management strategies that could be implemented now to anticipate and address them. 
URL http://www.enlightenmentcafe.co.uk/theatre/
 
Description Urban water systems have never been more strategically important - they are one of the key foundations of society. The reliable provision of safe drinking water and effective drainage and sewerage services is essential to us all. Society has developed an increased awareness of a number of environmental, social and economic issues associated with the provision of water services. Factors considered include the impacts of climate change, water scarcity, water security, flooding, drought, energy use, carbon footprint, environmental damage and impact on human health. These factors, combined with the fact that many of our existing urban water infrastructure systems are complex, old and deteriorating, creates significant new challenges for the water service sector into the future. To address these issues, the Pennine Water Group (PWG), comprising water researchers at the Universities of Sheffield and Bradford, were successfully awarded a continuation platform grant in April 2011. The award of the platform grant has allowed the group to continue to grow and to sustain, stimulate and enhance the internationally-leading scientific and engineering research and technological developments required to support the implementation and governance of integrated and sustainable water systems.

Our strategy has continued to provide the opportunity for blue skies and short term feasibility studies that support the objective of developing the next generation of tools and techniques to plan and manage water systems in the urban and rural environment. The blue skies projects have been awarded via an internal proposal system following EPSRC style, with preference given to ideas and initiatives stimulated and/or led by early career researchers. A total of 20 short term projects were completed, with the majority enhancing the multi-disciplinary nature of our research. These have addressed a range of areas directly aligned with the platform grant objectives, including: Understanding the potential for sustainable systems integration; Decision based operational and management tools using control engineering techniques; New understanding of the links between catchment science and urban infrastructure with a move to ecological standards and catchment based consents; The development of new mathematical and computer aided techniques to manage flood data and model outputs into knowledge; New strategies for UK and European policy based on stakeholder engagement; Development of a low-cost electrical sensor for quantifying depth and composition of sediment and flow, and for monitoring mechanical and biological changes in sediment; Integration of sophisticated flood inundation modelling with 3D inter-active landscape visualisation using the GPU computer technology; Developing ultrasound sensing technology to assess infrastructure and soil conditions external to buried pipes; and Developing new sensing technology for hydraulic flows in sewers based on fibro-optic cable sensing. Most of these projects have led to journal and conference papers and many have laid the foundations for further funding, such as the sensing and robotics contribution of the PWG to the EPSRC Assessing the Underworld project.

We have ensured continuity and retention of key research staff, enabled the completion of added-value work to industrially funded and other relevant research, delivered key publication outputs that would not otherwise have been possible, and completed exploitation activities including software licencing agreements and spin out companies. Our new activities supported by the platform grant included strategic support for the integration of social science with water engineering, in particular the stimulation of social science led projects that have resulted in responsive mode, industrial and EU projects.

A key objective of the PWG was the identification and development of new skills and talent within the water sector. We have continued to harness the skills of new academic collaborators into the PWG, to invest in new research academics and to retain, develop and promote our key research staff. We have leveraged matched investment from the University of Sheffield to substantially enhance our industrially-focused research through the retention of an international researcher who initially joined us for a sabbatical but who has now been given a senior research-only academic appointment. This appointment has taken our practitioner engagement to a new level, enabling an agile approach to higher technology readiness level research and was a decisive factor in the PWG's evolution to lead TWENTY65, the £4M EPSRC Water Grand Challenges consortium that commenced in January 2016. In total, 6 new academic appointments have been made in the water area, with four former PWG post-doctoral researchers competitively appointed to these positions. By influencing strategy and development at the University of Sheffield, we have been able to unite the research group at a single location and secure substantive additional laboratory-based experimental space and facilities. The PWG at the University of Sheffield is now the UK's largest urban water research group, and is also unique for the broad extent of its interdisciplinary collaboration.

We have enhanced our international profile via the creation of 'hot house' publication writing and research stimulation events. We have stimulated new international and EU collaborations, with visitors from Australia, US, Russia, Japan, Netherlands and Italy spending significant time working within the Group. We now co-ordinate and participate in several EU projects and PhD training networks. As set out in our proposal, we have enhanced and developed our internationally leading laboratory facilities. This has included the re-location and refurbishment of our temperature-controlled water distribution facility, upgrading our leakage and transients facility, a new temperature-controlled annular flume for the study of in-sewer processes, new pipeline facilities for testing acoustic and fibro-optic sensing approaches, sediment transport facilities, and a scale model flooding facility that links the above ground overland flood flows with the performance of the below ground drainage system. All these facilities offer internationally-unique capabilities and research opportunities that continue to stimulate new and major international interest in the PWG and are particularly relevant to the needs of environmental agencies and water companies. Numerous UK and EU research grant awards have been captured and more are planned to take advantage of these facilities. For example, a successful EPSRC responsive mode grant will work to understand and model flows and pollutant transport at and between system interface points, as a follow up to a blue skies project by one of our early career researchers. These world leading experimental facilities have enabled PWG to take a primary role in provision of the water infrastructure research facilities within UKCRIC. From the UKCRIC funding, PWG is developing the UK's national full scale facility for distributed water infrastructure research as part of a £8m total investment.

The PWG has organised and hosted numerous dissemination and engagement events, including many for practitioners and international academics. Notable amongst these was the 7th International conference on Sewer Processes and Networks in August/September 2013 which provided significant opportunities to showcase UK achievements, enhance our international collaboration and provide enhanced stakeholder engagement. We have also targeted public engagement such as playing a leading role in the New Atlantis week-long theatre experience about water in London and via an artist in residence. The PWG has instigated bespoke Thought Leadership Clubs for the water industry, regulatory bodies and academia. These clubs have been run since early 2014 and are a unique interdisciplinary mechanism to collectively own, define and direct research and innovation, initiating and stimulating a journey for transformative change. Currently this club unites 12 water companies, 25 supply chain partners and 5 regulatory bodies. Interested readers are referred to full details of the PWG core funded activities detailed in the further funding section of Research Fish, the total value of this over the duration of the platform grant is £13.5M to date from a variety of sources including RCUK, EU, Innovate UK and industry.

Significant impact has been generated with the uptake by industry of the products of our research see www.sheffield.ac.uk/penninewatergroup. For example, PODDS (Prediction of Discolouration in Distribution Systems) has resulted in significant savings in maintenance costs for distribution and trunk mains and customer service improvements (Boxall) and was a leading REF14 impact case study as highlighted in EPSRC/RAEng report "Assessing the economic returns of engineering research and postgraduate training in the UK" March 2015. SEWERBATT instrumentation for the condition assessment of sewer pipes resulted in a spin out company from the PWG (Horoshenkov and Tait) as featured in EPSRC 'Research Outputs 2015' pg34, as well as the AIR LIFT LOOP BIOREACTOR, a micro-bubble flotation system actuated by fluidic oscillation (Zimmermann). The STORM RETURN PERIOD PREDICTOR to predict the return period of flood events (Saul) and AUTOMATED DATA ANALYSIS for leak detection (Boxall and Mounce) software have both been commercially licenced. We have also acted as advisors for major UK infrastructure schemes such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel Performance for septicity and sedimentation risk with Thames Water (Saul, Biggs and Jensen, Ashley and Tait). The group has also taken major roles in a series of end user driven Interreg projects (MARE, SKINT, FRC) in the area of flood risk and resilience. The PWG are a member of the water industry focussed STREAM DTC, led by Cranfield with Imperial, Exeter and Newcastle.
Exploitation Route Our unique and world leading experimental facilities are highly valued and serve as an excellent platform to discuss our research with visitors to the University, ranging from professional practitioners to parents of prospective students on open days. To enable technology transfer extensive communication and engagement has taken place between the academics, the Industry Advisory Panel and the International Scientific Advisory Panel (Karney (Toronto), Deletic (Melbourne), Dixon (Auckland) and Clemens (TU Delft)). The PWG Industrial Advisory Board now includes the research managers from 6 major water companies in addition to consultants and regulators. A further programme of measures has been used to ensure benefit take-up in the form of a series of stakeholder and end user forums and specific conferences and workshops for the UK Water Industry, regulators and policy makers. For example, PWG now hold an annual away day to which all stakeholders are invited and PWG hosted the 7th International conference on Sewer Processes and Networks in Sheffield, August/September 2013 and will host the 14th Computing and Control for the Water Industry conference in September 2017. Similarly all our major projects have industry representatives on their steering committees and a strategic research partnership with Yorkshire Water has been extremely beneficial in terms of the focus, relevance and dissemination of our research within industry practice.

To effect communications and to disseminate details of individual projects, including non-confidential data and results, extensive use has been made of the PWG website that details all current and recently completed research and outputs. Outputs have also been communicated via high quality, diverse high impact journal publications (e.g. Water Research) and at international conferences. Key academics have also made presentations at industry forums and speciality one-day conferences organised by the industry and at RCUK showcase events. Where possible, the academic outputs have subsequently been written into new methodologies, tools and techniques, including design guides and software, which may be applied by a range of end users - water companies, environmental consultants, regulators, policy makers etc. Company spin outs and software licences have resulted from PWG work.

We have stimulated further EU and international visits and exchanges to seek additional non UK funding and to build new partnerships. In so doing we built an effective network for the dissemination of our research outputs to the benefit of the UK and international academic and scientific community. The scientific and academic community have benefited from the dissemination of new data and knowledge and the development of modelling tools, new instruments, sensors and measurement techniques. PWG have an excellent track record in their collaboration with other leading UK water groups, especially at Exeter (Savic, Butler, Djordjevic and Kapelan), Cranfield (Jeffrey and Jefferson), Imperial College (Maksimovic, Graham and Templeton), Birmingham (Rogers, Mitje) and HR Wallingford (Kellagher), and as part of the STREAM IDC which also links to the expertise in water research at Newcastle (Dawson).

We believe that our openness in sharing of non-confidential data, exchanging ideas and knowledge with other key academics and research groups has been a factor in the success of our new collaborative research proposals and projects. All research staff have seen a broadening of their research skills with the opportunity to work in multi-disciplinary teams and to link with the industry and regulators. Similarly, the undergraduate students at Sheffield have offered a further dissemination route in that they are exposed to research-led teaching and teaching by our industry partners. All of this, we feel, aids the exploitation of our research in the longer term.
Sectors Environment,Other

URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/penninewatergroup
 
Description Our research has stimulated and enabled a variety of impacts. These range from policy and practice (ie operational strategies for the management of distribution systems) to acting as leading experts on major UK infrastructure projects (Thames Tideway) to spin out companies (Acoustic Sensing Technology Ltd) to freely available new knowledge, tools and techniques. Key examples of these were included in the key findings section.
First Year Of Impact 2011
Sector Environment,Other
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description AWWA Corrosion Manual of Practice
Geographic Reach North America 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
 
Description All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment Inquiry
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The outcomes of the inquiry are only now beginning to start to potentially influence policy as the general election delayed delivery. The report is beginning to influence how water is managed in England.
URL http://cic.org.uk/services/inquiry-into-flood-mitigation-and-resilience.php
 
Description Designing for Exceedance in Urban Drainage
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The CIRIA project design for exceedance in urban drainage is now helping to shape how urban environments are planned by taking into account large rainfall events that were originally considered to be flooding but are now recognised to be manageable by amending the layout locally of the urban environment. This allows safe movement of surface water to places where there are less impacts. It does however, impact on the highway system. Although cited extensively the take up of the approach is still relatively modest across the UK. There is considerable international interest in the approach which is being adopted in various countries in Europe and in Australia.
URL http://www.susdrain.org/delivering-suds/drainage-exceedance/managing-exceedance/managing-exceedance....
 
Description Dutch 'Room for the River' Programme for Rijkswaterstaat
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact The Dutch Room for the River programme was studied in terms of its delivery and achievement of its multiple objectives. Not only has flood risk been addressed, but enhanced environmental and ecosystem services benefits created. The novel delivery of the programme via a multi-level governance between the ministry and local communities was shown to be exemplary and virtually unique. The research provided evidence for this which then allowed the Dutch Government to take a similar approach to the coastal defence Delta Programme 2. Several journal papers have captured this effectiveness.
URL https://www.ruimtevoorderivier.nl/english/
 
Description OECD Inquiry into Flood Risk for Greater Paris
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact During the inquiry the French Government responded by introducing a new approach to prioritising flood resilience responses in the Greater Paris region. This was translated into policy change. In addition, several other major players including the most affected municipalities also amended their approach in response to the ministerial changes. As yet, the effectiveness of these changes has not worked through to demonstrate precise quantifiable benefits. However, as the financial risks were on the scale of trillions of Euros it is likely that the benefits will be substantial. The outcomes are also influencing other countries around the world as part of the OECD Global Risks project.
URL http://www.oecd.org/environment/seine-basin-ile-de-france-2014-resilience-to-major-floods-9789264208...
 
Description Retrofitting Sustainable Drainage Systems for Maximum Benefit
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Retrofit guidance has been developed for sustainable drainage systems in order to maximise their value and contribute to multiple land uses and multi functional infrastructure especially in relation to managing climate change and related risks. This adds to security from flooding, creates better places to work and live at the same time and provides incentives for economic development by inward investment.
URL http://www.ciria.org/resources/free_publications/retrofitting_manage_surface_water.aspx
 
Description Swedish Environmental Research for FORMAS
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact The review of Swedish environmental research revealed that much of it was not globally competitive. Also that the policy of FORMAS to demand societal relevance in funding bids was a good idea. The outcomes have assisted FORMAS in planning for Swedish environmental research up to 2016.
URL http://www.formas.se/en/Research/Publications-bookshop/reports/analysis-of-environmental-research-an...
 
Description A Feasibility Study into the Use of Fibre Optic Cables for Condition Monitoring of Sewers
Amount £64,850 (GBP)
Organisation Moormead Solutions Ltd. 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description A GLOBAL SOLUTION TO PROTECT WATER BY TRANSFORMING WASTE
Amount £956,234 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J00538X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2012 
End 05/2015
 
Description Acoustic Scattering by Dynamically Rough Surfaces
Amount $60,000 (USD)
Organisation Applied Dynamic Solutions (ADS) LLC 
Sector Private
Country United States
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description Assessing the underworld
Amount £489,055 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K021699/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2013 
End 05/2017
 
Description Assessment of the impact of mains cleaning and semi-structural lining on burst frequency
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 05/2012
 
Description Bacterial Investigations At The Septicity Rig In Abbey Mills
Amount £19,000 (GBP)
Organisation Thames Water Utilities Limited 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2011 
End 03/2012
 
Description Biodesalination: from cell to tap
Amount £1,040,620 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/J004871/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 10/2014
 
Description CIRIA - A tool to evaluate the multiple benefits of SuDS
Amount £32,000 (GBP)
Organisation MWH UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 03/2016
 
Description CIRIA - International design for exceedance
Amount £6,000 (GBP)
Organisation MWH UK Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2012 
End 12/2013
 
Description CIRIA - Revision of the UK SuDS manual
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation HR Wallingford Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2015
 
Description Clean Water for All
Amount £18,640 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2014
 
Description Co-operative Research Centre Australian Government
Amount € 1,000,000 (EUR)
Organisation Australian Government 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 06/2013 
End 12/2016
 
Description Combined Sewer Overflow Analytics 2
Amount £53,677 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 03/2014
 
Description Combined Sewer Overflow Anayltics #2b - to enable refinement and validation of algorithms and to enable wider company role out.
Amount £28,000 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2015
 
Description Data mining project funded by Anglian Water
Amount £27,000 (GBP)
Organisation Anglian Water Services 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2012 
End 03/2013
 
Description Deriving information from data for water quality time series data
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Intellitect Water 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 07/2015 
End 01/2016
 
Description Deterioration of quality in water mains due to stagnation #3 - extension of phase 2 analysis to large scale data set to provide formal model validation and transferability.
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation Anglian Water Services 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 02/2015
 
Description Development of Novel Acoustic Instrumentation for Non-invasive Monitoring of Water Flows
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID X/140064 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2015
 
Description Digital tide
Amount £25,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arup Group 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 04/2017
 
Description Discolouration research for Welsh Water - Transforming Welsh Water operational and maintenance practices and undertaking novel field and laboratory studies to deliver fundamental new knowledge of the environmental factors affecting pipe fouling.
Amount £148,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 01/2016
 
Description EPSRC IAA: Centre of Excellence in Urban Water Infrastructure
Amount £26,100 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description EPSRC LWEC Fellowship
Amount £369,071 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N02950X/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2019
 
Description EPSRC STREAM EngD with United Utilities
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation United Utilities Group PLC 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2019
 
Description H2020: CENTAUR
Amount € 601,165 (EUR)
Funding ID 641931 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2015 
End 08/2018
 
Description HYTECH - Hydrodynamic Transport in Ecologically Critical Interfaces
Amount € 596,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 316546 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2013 
End 12/2017
 
Description INTERREG North Sea project FAIR (Asset Management - R.Ashley)
Amount € 4,500,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2016 
End 06/2019
 
Description Instituitional match for iCAIR / UKCRIC: National Water Infrastructure Facility
Amount £3,752,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Description Investigation into Transient Mitigation Methods
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Department Pennine Water Group
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2012 
End 11/2013
 
Description JPI URBAN Blue-green infrastructure project
Amount € 1,102,253 (EUR)
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 02/2014 
End 02/2017
 
Description KTP Project - For the use of customer side temperature data for leak detection and location
Amount £198,784 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2021
 
Description KTP project for the development and implementation artificial intelligence based pump control in sewer systems
Amount £129,996 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2011 
End 09/2013
 
Description KTP with Nuron
Amount £175,660 (GBP)
Funding ID 511089 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 10/2021
 
Description North West Fund for Energy & Environmental: Investment in Acoustic Sensing Technology Ltd
Amount £600,000 (GBP)
Organisation North West Fund for Energy & Environmental 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2013 
 
Description Novel multi variate data analysis
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Water 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 12/2016
 
Description OPTIMISTIC
Amount £18,000 (GBP)
Organisation British Council 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 05/2017
 
Description Pervasive Sensing for Buried Pipes
Amount £7,290,965 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016813/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2024
 
Description PhD Studentship - Making Infrastructure Legible
Amount £65,131 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description Predicting iron failures - Application of soft computing knowledge discovery and data modelling tools to enable Welsh Water to transform their iron compliance performance.
Amount £68,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 02/2015
 
Description Predicting iron failures - Application of soft computing knowledge discovery and data modelling tools to enable Welsh Water to transform their iron compliance performance.
Amount £68,000 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 02/2015
 
Description QUICS - Quantifying Uncertainty in Integrated Catchment Studies
Amount € 1,029,849 (EUR)
Funding ID 607000 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 06/2014 
End 05/2018
 
Description Rapid monitoring of river hydrodynamics and morphology using acoustic holography
Amount £521,877 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/R022275/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 12/2021
 
Description Research Development Fund - Climate Change: Understanding Systemic Shocks in Integrated Infrastructures
Amount £17,500 (GBP)
Organisation Worldwide Universities Network 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 01/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Response Mode: Experimental and numerical investigation of pluvial flood flows and pollutant transport at and between system interface points.
Amount £532,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/K040405/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 03/2018
 
Description STREAM - Understanding the Relationships Between Assimilable Organic Carbon and Microbiology in the Water Distribution Systems
Amount £93,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/L015412/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description STREAM EngD - Biofouling and holistic water supply management
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation South Staffs Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 09/2020
 
Description STREAM EngD - Understanding the Relationships Between Assimilable Organic Carbon and Microbiology in the Water Distribution Systems
Amount £93,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Water 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description STREAM EngD Future Water Network - project to develop a strategy and evaluation procedure to test and where appropriate implement relevant tools and techniques to create the next generation of water distribution networks for Anglian Water.
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation Anglian Water Services 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2017
 
Description STREAM IDC EngD Research Engineer Studentship: Monitoring and Modelling of Bed Filter Conditions
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation Hydro International 
Sector Private
Country Unknown
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description STREAM PhD: Water Governance - Involving customers in directing water supply and sewerage outcomes
Amount £48,000 (GBP)
Organisation Northumbrian Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2018
 
Description Scottish Water discolouration research
Amount £148,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Water 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2013 
End 10/2016
 
Description Smart Water 4 Europe
Amount € 309,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 619024 
Organisation European Commission 
Department Seventh Framework Programme (FP7)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2014 
End 12/2018
 
Description Stagnation data mining Phase II project
Amount £44,250 (GBP)
Organisation Anglian Water Services 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2013 
End 02/2014
 
Description Static and dynamic pressures with fibre optics
Amount £49,950 (GBP)
Organisation Brookdale ltd 
Start 07/2015 
End 06/2016
 
Description Synthetic biology biosensors for water quality detection
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EPSRC Kick Start 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2011 
End 05/2012
 
Description TWENTY 65: Water Grand Challenge
Amount £3,963,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N010124/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2016 
End 01/2021
 
Description The Domestic Nexus: Interrogating the interlinked practices of water, energy and food consumption
Amount £19,995 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Transient evaluation and bursting discs
Amount £196,000 (GBP)
Organisation Yorkshire Water 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2011 
End 04/2013
 
Description Trials of Acoustics Sewer inspection Technology
Amount $42,000 (AUD)
Organisation Sydney Water 
Sector Public
Country Australia
Start 01/2012 
End 07/2012
 
Description UKCRIC: National Water Infrastructure Facility: Distributed Water Infrastructure
Amount £3,687,513 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P016863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description UKCRIC: National Water Infrastructure Facility: Distributed Water Infrastructure
Amount £3,687,513 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/P016863/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2016 
End 03/2019
 
Description UKWIR - A SuDS roadmap for the UK water industry
Amount £5,800 (GBP)
Organisation CIRIA 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 12/2013
 
Description UKWIR Drinking Water Quality Big Question
Amount £30,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 03/2017
 
Description UKWIR: Fostering evidence led research in the Water Industry
Amount £130,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Water Industry Research Ltd 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description Understanding drinking water quality through enhanced analytics, STREAM EngD
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Scottish Water 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description UoS Alumni Fund: Construction of a Physical Model to Demonstrate the Impact of Urban Flooding.
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2012 
End 09/2012
 
Description UoS HEIF Proof of Concept Fund: Leak Sizing Using Pressure Transients
Amount £23,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2012 
End 10/2012
 
Description Using a synthetic biology approach to engineer urban water system biofilms
Amount £246,458 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/M017680/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 12/2016
 
Description WIRe Water Infrastructure REsilience Centre for Doctoral Training
Amount £6,149,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S023666/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2027
 
Description Welsh Government SuDS: Environmental Policy Consulting Ltd (R.Ashley)
Amount £4,500 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2016 
End 04/2017
 
Description White Rose Social Science Doctoral Training Centre - Adaptive Water Management
Amount £63,827 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2015 
End 09/2018
 
Description iCAIR - integrated Civil And Infrastructure Research
Amount £1,999,744 (GBP)
Funding ID 28R15P00608 
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 10/2016 
End 12/2020
 
Title Tool to estimate the financial and multiple benefits of using sustainable drainage systems 
Description For the first time, a tool is now available standardised for the UK that provides estimates of the benefits from using sustainable drainage systems. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact It is only just beginning to be used and is being tested by other research groups and practitioners. 
URL http://www.susdrain.org/resources/best.html
 
Description Collaboration with Queen's University, Canada 
Organisation Queen's University
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution As Adjunct Professor, I co-supervise Masters and PhD students working on water-energy relationships in water distribution systems
Collaborator Contribution Queen's University has secured funding from NSERC for student support and leads the work on water-energy relationships in water distribution systems.
Impact Multiple publications have resulted from this collaboration: Prosser M, Speight V, Filion Y. 2015. Sensitivity analysis of energy use in pipe replacement planning for a large water distribution network, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 141:8: 04015001 Wong HG, Speight VL, Filion YR. 2015. Urban form's impact on energy use in water distribution systems at the neighbourhood level, Procedia Engineering, 119:1049-1058 Hashemi S, Filion YR, Speight VL. 2015. Pipe-level energy metrics for energy assessment in water distribution networks, Procedia Engineering, 119:139-147 Prosser M, Speight V, Filion Y. 2014. Sensitivity of energy use to factors in pipe replacement planning for a large water distribution system, Procedia Engineering, 89: 804 - 810 Prosser M, Speight V, Filion Y. 2013. Life-cycle energy analysis of performance- versus age-based pipe replacement schedules, Journal of the American Water Works Association, 105(12)E721-E732 Prosser M, Speight V, and Filion Y. 2013. Life-cycle energy analysis to assess the energy use implications of pipe replacement schedules, Proceedings, IWA Asset Management for Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Water and Wastewater Systems Conference, Marbella, Spain. Prosser M, Speight V, and Filion Y. 2012. Life-cycle energy analysis for sustainable pipe replacement scheduling, Proceedings, Water Distribution System Analysis (WDSA) Conference, Adelaide, Australia.
Start Year 2010
 
Description PWG helped to establish new collaboration with nuron Ltd 
Organisation Nuron ltd
PI Contribution Collaboration with nuron Ltd enabled us to develop a new fibre-optic sensing technology for buried sewer pipe inspection
Collaborator Contribution nuron provided expertise in fibre-optic sensing technology which we adapted for using in live sewers
Impact Proof of Concept SMART Grant funding TSB (Ref#710651, completed) and 32-month KTP project (152586) which is to start in April 2018
Start Year 2014
 
Title Automated data analysis for leak detection 
Description Commercial license agreement signed with leading UK telemetry company. 
IP Reference  
Protection Copyrighted (e.g. software)
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact Leakage and burst improvements for water companies utilising telemetry services.
 
Title Device and method for measuring the depth of media 
Description This invention relates to a device and method for measuring the depth of water and sediment deposition in pipes, channels, overland flows and tidal beaches. Sediment deposition may be detrimental to flood control in sewer systems. The invention is specifically concerned with measuring an electrical property such as the conductivity or capacitance in different mediums and therefore quantifying the depths of the different mediums. The measurement of an electrical property such as conductance or capacitance of the medium may also indicate the nature of the medium such as sediment structure, water salinity, and the presence of pollutants. The device includes an array of elongate, substantially mutually parallel electrodes each having a predetermined length, the lengths being incremented stepwise from a shortest electrode to a longest electrode. The device includes electronic circuitry to apply a potential difference across selected pairs of electrodes and to measure a resulting electrical property between each selected pair of electrodes, the measured electrical property providing an indication of a submersion depth of the pair of electrodes in the at least one medium. 
IP Reference WO2014027208 
Protection Patent application published
Year Protection Granted 2012
Licensed Yes
Impact This invention relates to a device and method for measuring the depth of water and sediment deposition in pipes, channels, overland flows and tidal beaches. Sediment deposition may be detrimental to flood control in sewer systems. The invention is specifically concerned with measuring an electrical property such as the conductivity or capacitance in different mediums and therefore quantifying the depths of the different mediums. The measurement of an electrical property such as conductance or capacitance of the medium may also indicate the nature of the medium such as sediment structure, water salinity, and the presence of pollutants. The device includes an array of elongate, substantially mutually parallel electrodes each having a predetermined length, the lengths being incremented stepwise from a shortest electrode to a longest electrode. The device includes electronic circuitry to apply a potential difference across selected pairs of electrodes and to measure a resulting electrical property between each selected pair of electrodes, the measured electrical property providing an indication of a submersion depth of the pair of electrodes in the at least one medium.
 
Title Acoustic wave monitor 
Description This is a new device which makes used of airborne acoustic waves and measures the instantaneous water surface level in an open channel flow. 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2012 
Impact There is a general lack or reliable airborne laboratory or in-situ methods which can be used to measure non-invasively characteristics of a dynamically rough free surface of a shallow water flow such as the flow velocity, turbulence intensity and hydraulic energy losses. This work presents an alternative, much more accurate airborne acoustical method of roughness height measurement which is being developed in collaboration with ADS LLC (USA) and Yorkshire Water Services. 
URL http://www.adsenv.com/
 
Title Integration of discolouration model functionality into leading international comercial software packages 
Description Openly available version of the software was developed, publicized and widely used in specific case studies. Following practitioner uptake and demand this has now been incorporated into leading commercial software packages used by water companies internationally. Packages include Synergi, produced by DNV-GL and Infoworks, produced by Innovyze. Water companies would not reply on the freeware versions for business critical activities, and requested that their software providers integrated our research model functionality. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Wide spread use and application of research outputs to deliver service improvements and efficiency of operation and maintenance of drinking water distribution systems. 
URL https://www.dnvgl.com/news/dnv-gl-collaboration-with-university-of-sheffield-brings-new-tool-to-syne...
 
Title ScanField 
Description This software is designed to work as a part of the SewerBatt acoustic sensing technology or independently with data files saved in the standardised format. It is capable of detecting, locating and classifying the conditions in underground pipes. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Important benefits of new technology are the cost and its ability to survey a larger proportion of the asset stock in much shorter time than when CCTV is used alone. This technology is not intended to replace CCTV completely, but it enables the operators to reduce the survey costs and increase the efficiency and levels of customer service by focusing CCTV on those pipes where need is greatest and managing interventions through measuring objective change. SewerBattTM can also be used to confirm that interventions such as pipe replacement, rehabilitation or cleaning have been carried out to a satisfactory standard. A report commissioning from an independent consultant found that potential savings in the inspection costs from the application of SewerBattTM technology ranging from 35% to 82% could be achieved. These savings enable more focused CCTV inspection to be carried out on a given length of sewer network or permit surveys of larger pipe lengths a given inspection budget. 
URL http://www.acousticsensing.co.uk/
 
Title SewerBatt instrumentation 
Description This product is designed to inspect rapidly the conditions in underground pipes using sound waves. It is marketed by the University spin-off company, Acoustic Sensing Technology Ltd. 
Type Of Technology Detection Devices 
Year Produced 2013 
Impact Important benefits of new technology are the cost and its ability to survey a larger proportion of the asset stock in much shorter time than when CCTV is used alone. This technology is not intended to replace CCTV completely, but it enables the operators to reduce the survey costs and increase the efficiency and levels of customer service by focusing CCTV on those pipes where need is greatest and managing interventions through measuring objective change. SewerBattTM can also be used to confirm that interventions such as pipe replacement, rehabilitation or cleaning have been carried out to a satisfactory standard. A report commissioning from an independent consultant found that potential savings in the inspection costs from the application of SewerBattTM technology ranging from 35% to 82% could be achieved. These savings enable more focused CCTV inspection to be carried out on a given length of sewer network or permit surveys of larger pipe lengths a given inspection budget. 
URL http://www.acousticsensing.co.uk/
 
Company Name Acoustic Sensing Technology UK Ltd 
Description Acoustic Sensing Technology (UK) Ltd was created in 2013, as a new Company, with investment from the North West Fund managed by 350 Investment Partners to provide new technology for the water industry and for other industries, both in the UK and worldwide. It is tasked with the manufacturing and sales of the new acoustic technology, SewerBatt, which was developed at the University of Bradford to inspect rapidly the conditions in underground pipes. 
Year Established 2013 
Impact Employment, delivery of new, more efficient technology and innovation solutions to water industry. Development of new instruments for underground asset inspection.
Website http://www.acousticsensing.co.uk/
 
Description 'Everything Flows' at Millennium Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Everything Flows' the exhibition at Millennium Exhibition was held, which included the maps and video work produced with PWG engineers. This had an audience of 34,925.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.museums-sheffield.org.uk/museums/millennium-gallery/exhibitions/past/everything-flows
 
Description 4th French Conference on Water and Health, Lyon, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave an invited presentation at the 4th French Conference on Water & Health, 31st January 2013, Lyon, France.
Impact: Awareness of research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description ARUP Digital Tide Workshop - CW, JBB, VS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Vanessa Speigh presented and Caroline Wadsworth & Joby Boxall contributed to the workshop activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Asian Institute of Bangkok 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul visited AIT, Bangkok to give presentation of the work of Pennine Water Group, 13th November 2012.
Impact: Potential study opportunities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Attendance at "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow Exchange in Urban Flood Flows" Mid-term Project Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Attendance at the "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Flow Exchange in Urban Flood Flows" Mid-term Project Meeting on 23rd September 2016 by James Shucksmith, Matteo Rubinato and Georges Kesserwani (University of Sheffield)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Attendance at 1st INNOKANIS Workshop in Vienna 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This workshop was organised by our Austrian colleagues from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. The results of this workshop were: (i) organisation of the collaborative work on novel methods of sewer inspection; (ii) organisation of trials of SewerBatt technology and its demonstration to water utilities in Austria.

The main impact of this workshop was information exchange and planning of the field work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
URL https://www.shef.ac.uk/polopoly_fs/1.335891!/file/Plihal_presentation_session9.pdf
 
Description Attendance at 2nd INNOKANIS Workshop in Bad Goisern 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The results of this activity was the presentation of new data from the field trials of manhole-zoom-camera and acoustic SewerBatt
technology.

The impact of this workshop was growing interest to the acoustic technology for sewer inspection
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B10a_OkM_g6mQk83enJvQndDTmc/view
 
Description Attendance at IFAT Fair for Water and Wastewater industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The results of this activity were meetings with leading manufacturers of sewer inspection equipment and software. Prof. Horoshenkov presented the new acoustic technology for sewer inspection to these companies and answered questions about its capability and future potential.

The impact of this workshop were offers from IST, one of the most successful and innovative comprehensive suppliers for pipe and sewer rehabilitation in the world, and from WinCan, worldwide leader in pipe inspection and asset management software, to work together on the future development and distribution of SewerBatt technology.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.ifat.de/
 
Description Attendance at UK-India Water Quality Scoping Meeting by James Shucksmith (University of Sheffield) in New Delhi, India on 17-18th November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This meeting brought together leading experts, academics and policy makers from the UK and India to define the scope of a potential new UK-India interdisciplinary programme focused on research contributing to improved water quality and through this support socio-economic development and improve quality of life.

Day 1 focused on identifying the key research priorities and
Day 2 included a site visit to a local Water Treatment Plant

The proposed programme will support research to improve understanding of the transport, transformation, interactions and fate of natural and manmade pollutants in the environment and determine the risks they pose to people and the environment. It will also develop new management strategies and technologies to clean up water courses and enable the better monitoring of pollution levels in water.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBC radio sheffield interview about contaminant ingress 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC radio Sheffield interview following press release and coverage for publication of major research paper.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation at the Kroto Research Institute.
talk sparked questions and discussion

Interdepartmental collaborations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description British Geological Society Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk together with other speakers sparked questions and discussion.

Helped to encourage the take up of sustainable drainage systems in the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description British Water Workshop on Urban Drainage 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 45 people attended this workshop, co-sponsored by British Water, to discuss research and research needs related to urban drainage. An interactive exercise helped participants identify new research projects/topics and several follow up meetings were held.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishwater.co.uk/events/workshop-urban-drainage-sheffield-water-centre-109.aspx
 
Description CIWEM/NERC Workshop on Diffuse Pollution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion.

Event informed the drafting of the new sustainable drainage guidance manual for the UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Can drinking water be delivered without disinfectants like chlorine and still be safe? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Article published online in The Conversation
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://theconversation.com/can-drinking-water-be-delivered-without-disinfectants-like-chlorine-and-...
 
Description Chinese Delegation Visit to UoS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Chinese delegation visited UoS organised by Prof Adrian Saul, 25th June 2012.
Impact: Future collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description City of Gothenburg Water in the Sustainable City Conference to mark the 400th Anniversary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk stimulated discussion particularly in terms of contrast between new ideas about blue-green infrastructure versus big sewer tunnels such as going ahead in London.

The international nature of the presentations opened up thinking in Sweden.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Clean Water for All Symposium Boulder 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A workshop on urban water reuse was organised at the University of Colorado Boulder to share practices between US and UK. Future collaborations are planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Conference paper: M Rubinato, S Lee, J Shucksmith. "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Water Depths around a Manhole under Drainage Conditions". 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics - Smart Water for the Future, Songdo Convensia, Incheon, South Korea, 21-26th August 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Conference paper entitled "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Water Depths around a Manhole under Drainage Conditions" M Rubinato, S Lee, G Kesserwani, J Shucksmith at the 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics - Smart Water for the Future, South Korea

HIC is a well-established series of bi-annual Hydroinformatics conferences started in the early nineties. It is supported by three world-leading international organizations, IAHR (International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research), IAHS (International Association of Hydrological Sciences) and IWA (International Water Association).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DEFRA Developments in Eco-System Services Approach and Catchment Management 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk stimulated discussion on green-blue infrastructure for surface water management.

DEFRA working group more aware of opportunities in terms of surface water management.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Data driven approaches for obtaining network knowledge from online distribution system sensors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited presentation, Dr Steve Mounce (2013)
Data driven approaches for obtaining network knowledge from online distribution system sensors
Sensing in Water 2013 annual conference, Nottingham, September 25-26th.
Large industry and academic event.
Presentation sparked questions and discussion with water industry attendees.

Interest from United Utilities in meeting in late 2014 to discuss online approaches for CSO monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Discover STEM speed networking - Dr Katherine Fish 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Speed networking event, to inspire post-16 year olds into STEM subjects and provide an opportunity for them to find out more about university life and the use of their degrees after undergraduate level. This provided a platform for me to share our water research and highlight the way that a STEM degree can lead to applied research such as our projects regarding water quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.shef.ac.uk/outreach/post16/stem/index
 
Description Effect of advanced treatment techniques on antibiotic resistant bacteria 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact I. Douterelo (August 2014) Clean Water for All - Colorado Symposium. The University of Colorado, USA:

Talk sparked further discussions and ideas for collaboration.

The launch of research in microbial analysis for stormwater and antibiotic resistant bacteria. This resulted in further ideas for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Exhibition - Da Vinci Engineered 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Ruth Levene was invited to be part of Da Vinci Engineered, an art exhibition in Hull where she gave a talk. In association with Green Port Hull and University of Hull School of Engineering, supported by BAE Systems and Spencer Group. Festival details below:

Amy Johnson Festival themes of engineering, flight and creativity come together in this must-see exhibition, displayed in our specially constructed gallery in Zebedee's Yard.
Twelve faithful reproductions of Leonardo da Vinci's flight and wind machines loaned by Da Vinci Museum, Florence, demonstrate the remarkable prescience of this great artist and his engineering genius. Alongside these Renaissance machines, specially commissioned and selected works by contemporary artists respond to ideas of flight or explore the use of engineering in their conceptualisation, design or production.

http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/da-vinci-engineered/

http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/ruth-levene-2/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://amyjohnsonfestival.co.uk/whats-on/ruth-levene-2/
 
Description FRC Conference, Dublin 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave talk to deliver outcomes of FRMRC Urban Flood Management project, Dublin, 11-16 May 2012.
Impact: Application of outputs to Dublin City.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Foundation for Water Research Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion about sustainable urban drainage.

Talk continued the debate regarding green-blue infrastructure versus grey sewers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
URL http://www.fwr.org/wapug/frr0014.htm
 
Description Green Alliance Launch of Water Efficiency Report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion about the need to consider water in an integrated way rather than in silos.

The talk supported the launch of a new report on water efficiency in England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.green-alliance.org.uk/cutting_the_cost_of_water.php
 
Description Hosting the 15th International conference on Computnig and Control for the Water Industry 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The University of Sheffield hosted the 15th International Conference on Computing and control for the water industry with over 150 delegates from around the world
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/ccwi/2017
 
Description Hydrology and Water Resources Symposium, Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave a presentation of floods research at the Hydrology & Water Resources Symposium, Sydney, 19-22 November 2012.
Impact: Awareness of UK research and future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Institute of Water Northern Area Innovation Day 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 70 people attended the Institute of Water Northern Area Innovation Day event to hear presentations on research and innovation, tour the laboratory facilities, and vote for the Northern Area innovation award winners. An interactive icebreaker exercise promoted networking, as did poster sessions during lunch. Multiple companies were recruiting for student interns and graduates during this event. Several students were awarded memberships in the Institute of Water to further their careers in the water industry. Several companies have expressed an interest in collaboration for research projects since the event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.instituteofwater.org.uk/events-info/448/
 
Description Institution of Civil Engineers 5 Years on from Pitt 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion within audience both in the auditorium and online.

Reinforced the cross-disciplinarity of needs to tackle flood resilience in England and contributed to further joint activities. Also informed the chairman - the Duke of Gloucester as to how professionals are responding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited Talk - IoW Northern Area event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Fish presented an overview of ongoing research to an industry audience: Exploring the Biofilms in our Drinking Water Distribution Systems (DWDS), 14th January 2016, UoS.
Facilitated potential collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited Talk - Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG): The Future for Water Distribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Fish presented an overview of ongoing research to an industry audience: Biofilms in Drinking Water Distribution Systems (DWDS).
Engaged with different pipeline industries, 20th October 2015, UoS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Talk - Water Network Meeting 50: Chlorine in Distribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Katherine Fish presented an overview of ongoing research to an industry audience: 'DWDS Environmental Impacts on Biofilms' on 9th June 2015 at UoS.
Opportunity to engage with industry and policy makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited Talk on Vegetated Hydrodynamics Research - Warwick 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Provided an invited talk on "Planar Concentration Analysis for Measuring Transverse Mixing in Shallow Flows" on 18th March 2015 as part of a vegetated flow research seminar hosted by the University of Warwick. The event was attended by postgraduate students, UK wide academics, water company, environment agency and environmental professional representatives.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk at UKM University, Malaysia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gave a talk as part of a research seminar describing current my research involving "Mixing and pollutant transport in urban water systems" as part of a visit to UKM University Malaysia in September 2014. The audience was a mix of academics, students and professional practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited talk on Vegetated Flow Research - Durham University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invitation to give an invited talk followed by a discussion at the school of Geography, University of Durham on "Vegetated enhanced transverse mixing in open channels flows" on 10th September 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited talk on Vegetated Hydrodynamics - City University London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Research Seminar hosted at City University London on the 17th June 1014. The title of the talk was 'Research Challenges in Vegetated Flows'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Leakage Seminars in the University of West Indies 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Improved awareness and management of leakage in the West Indies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description New Orleans Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion between the public of New Orleans and the US Army Corps of Engineers.

The public and a number of fellow academics and practitioners were enthused and the Corps of Engineers were embarrassed. However, this provoked reflections on flood resilience planning by all parties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description PIG The Future for Water Distribution 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The University of Sheffield jointly hosted an event with the Pipeline Industries Guild (PIG) to provide an overview of research underway at the University and other activities from the PIG. There was lively discussion about the water sector for careers between the students and professionals in attendance.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.pipeguild.com/events?cid=2&ceid=744&cerid=0&cdt=20%2f10%2f2015
 
Description Poster presentation to MPs at House of Commons 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Katherine Fish was selected by a panel to present her poster entitled "What's in the Pipeline? The impact of biofilms on drinking water quality" to MPs, policy makers, industry and academics at the STEM for Britain event held at the House of Commons, Westminster. The event expanded her network base and confidence in public engagement as well as leading to interesting discussions with policy makers regarding water and public health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.setforbritain.org.uk/2018winners.asp
 
Description Presentation to WatNet Meeting 'Transient Modelling, a new approach' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation paper presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Collins gave a presentation on Transient modelling to the WatNet Meeting 40 organised at the University of Sheffield.

technology transfer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Press coverage of Contaminant Ingress paper publication and video 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The University of Sheffield made a press release and video coincident with major paper from the research, including a web page and video. This was picked up by local and international new media, including interview of BBC radio sheffield.

National
Daily Telegraph
Mystery stomach aches could be caused by leaking water pipes 08/06/2015
BBC News
Leaky pipes 'could pose health risk'
08/06/2015
Daily Mail Dodgy tummy that you can't explain? It could be because of leaking pipes that contaminate drinking water, experts warn 08/06/2015
International
Headline and Global News (HNGN), USA Leaky Pipes Can Allow Contaminants Such As Feces And Viruses Into Drinking Water 08/06/2015
US News and World Report Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: study
08/06/2015
Philly.com (USA) Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study 08/06/2015
Capital Bay
Dodgy tummy that you can't explain? It could be because of leaking pipes that contaminate drinking water, experts warn
08/06/2015
WXTX (USA)
Leaky pipes may mean tainted tap water
09/06/2015
Syndicated across the Fox News network and local stations in the USA, including:
KEYC Television
Media Monitoring Report
2
WSFX-TV
WSMV
Live 5 WCSC
WSAV
WSPA
KSLA
GTN News
WAFB
FOX 10 Phoenix
Fox Toledo
My Fox Boston
KPTM FOX 42
MyFoxPhilly.com
FOX 46 Carolinas
TurnTo10.com
Quincy Herald-Whig
Kuam News 8
12 News Now
ABC6.com
KXNet.com
KPTV.com
Nebraska TV
MyFoxTallahassee.com
FOX WTTG Washington
ABC News 4 Charleston
NBC4 Columbus
KSTC-TV
WBTV News
WQOW
Fox41.com
WKOW TV
WIS-TV
ABC 3340
KCTV 5
MyFox New York
WHLT.com
NBC 2
KWWL
KLTV 7
FOX 7 KTBC
WNKY.net
KXXV-TV
WBOC TV 16
WSET
WMCTV.com
3 WRCB-TV
WDAM-TV
FOX Carolina
WLTZ 38
WXTX Fox 54
9&10 News
Media Monitoring Report
3
KOKH Oklahoma City FOX 25
New Jersey Herald
Hawaii News Now
(NB - this list is not conclusive. Full links to each article can be provided if required)
Regional
Yorkshire Post Leaking pipes 'can let bugs into drinking water', researchers say 08/06/2015
Radio Sheffield Interview with for news bulletins on 08/06/2015
Radio Sheffield Interview with for Drive Time show 08/06/2015
Jersey Evening Post Leaking pipes 'contamination fear' 08/06/2015
North Devon Journal
Tap water could contain faecal matter due to leaking pipes, researchers find
08/06/2015
Bristol Post
Traces of faeces could be in your tap water
08/06/2015
Kent and Sussex Courier
Contaminated tap water could cause stomach upsets in Kent and Sussex
08/06/2015
The Cornishman
New research claims tap water could contain faecal matter
09/06/2015
Burton Mail
Poo in your tap water - find out why this might be the case
09/06/2015
Nottingham Post
Tummy problems in Nottinghamshire could be caused by contaminated tap water
09/06/2015
Nottingham Post
Severn Trent Water takes water hygiene 'extremely seriously'
10/06/2015
Lincolnshire Echo
Anglian Water: County's water is clean and safe after survey says faecal matter ...
10/06/2015
This is Guernsey
Leaking pipes 'contamination fear'
08/06/2015
Media Monitoring Report
4
Guernsey Press
Leaking pipes 'contamination fear'
08/06/2015
Jersey Evening Post
Leaking pipes 'contamination fear'
08/06/2015
Trade & Specialist
WWT (Water & Wastewater Treatment) Drinking water contaminant risk from leaking pipes
08/06/2015
PhysOrg Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
Press News.org Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
Laboratory Equipment
Leaky pipes are unsafe
08/06/2015
Click Green
Leaky pipes allow contaminants into drinking water system, study finds 08/06/2015
Medical Daily Drinking Water Can Become Contaminated With Viruses, Bacteria Through Leaky Pipes: Study
08/06/2015
Doctors Lounge Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
18/06/2015
Health.com Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
RocketNews
Leaky pipes 'could pose health risk'
08/06/2015
Web Newswire
Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
09/06/2015
Forensic and Scientific Services (Queensland)
Leaky pipes 'could pose health risk'
08/06/2015
Media Monitoring Report
5
InteliHealth
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study-June 08, 2015
08/06/2015
Medbroadcast
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
The Health Cast
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Health on the Net (Switzerland)
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Doctors Lounge
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Drugs.com
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Health Day
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
UK Nigeria Online
Tap water contaminated by leaking pipes could cause stomach upsets
08/06/2015
National Womens Health Information Center
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water
08/06/2015
Health News
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Observatorio del Plástico
How aging water supply systems can be making us sick
08/06/2015
Health Finder
Leaky Pipes May Mean Tainted Tap Water: Study
08/06/2015
Benzinga.com
Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
Big News Network
Dodgy tummy that you can't explain It could be because of leaking pipes that contaminate drinking water experts warn
08/06/2015
Media Monitoring Report
6
WebWire
Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
Health Tips Articles
Leaky pipes 'could pose health risk'
08/06/2015
Environmental News Network
How aging water supply systems can be making us sick
08/06/2015
MyScience
Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
Noodls
Leaky pipes can allow contaminants into our drinking water
08/06/2015
NewsRT.co.uk
Leaky pipes 'could pose health risk'
08/06/2015
Enquiries
Media:
Yorkshire Post
BBC Health
World Water
Waste Water Treatment (WWT)
Sheffield Star
National Swedish Broadcasting Corporation
Science Media Centre of Canada
BBC Radio Sheffield
Medical Daily
Romain Loury - freelance journalist
Stakeholder:
Water Quality Association (WQA), Illinois, USA
WQA is the international not-for-profit trade association serving the residential, commercial and industrial water quality improvement industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/leaky-water-pipes-contaminants-drinking-water-1.470248
 
Description Public Presentation on Water Management in England 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion about the way water is mismanaged in England.

NA - Local Community Group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Publication of an article in Water Journal 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The results of this activity were sharing of information on the capabilities of the new acoustic inspection technology which was developed with support from the EPSRC and Royal Society and which is now marketed by Acoustic Sensing Technology UK Ltd.

The impact of this paper is a much higher probability that this technology will be tested by practitioners to be adopted in a long term as an industry standard.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.waterjournal.co.uk/
 
Description RAMSAR Article by Ruth Levine, entitled "A Field of Wheat", September 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Ramsar Cultural Network is an inter-governmental treaty that provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.

Ruth Levene is an artist based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire. She has been working alongside academic engineers and social scientists at the University of Sheffield, to make new artwork which explores and reveals water systems and cycles. The work manifests as maps, walks, video and photography and socially engaged work. She began collaborating with Anne-Marie Culhane in 2010 and went on to create "A Field of Wheat" in 2015. For more, see www.fieldofwheat.co.uk
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.fieldofwheat.co.uk
 
Description RTPI/RIBA Branch Presentation Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk sparked discussion particularly about the role of planning in urban resilience.

Talks seemed to inspire a number of people to re-think their roles in town planning and architecture.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description RUSI Conference Resilience 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion especially across the various different disciplines involved in societal resilience.

New collaborations across disciplines are being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.rusi.org/events/ref:e5588245d179d0/#.vfgbu86gbxy
 
Description Relative impact of light screening and photosensitizers on E. faecalis inactivation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact M.Rubinato (August 2014) Clean Water for All - Colorado Symposium. The University of Colorado, USA:

Talk sparked further discussions and ideas for collaboration.

The launch of research in inactivation of microorganisms in stormwater and natural waters by sunlight. This resulted in further ideas for collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Visit from Baukje Kothuis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Baukje Kothuis, TU Delft, Netherlands, 7-10 June 2015 to develop successful EU proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Chiara Carozza 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit from internationally leading researcher Chiara Carozza, University of Coimbra Portugal, 1 March 2012 (for 6 weeks) to build better links with southern EU researchers. Engaged with several current research projects, the wider PWG grouping, prepared joint conference papers and delivered seminars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Research Visit from Dr Anatoliy Ivakin 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Dr Anatoliy Ivakin, University of Washington Seattle, 21-28 February 2016 to discuss future collabortion on instrumentation and monitoring and to give a seminar.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Research Visit from Fernando Rosario 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research Visit from Fernando Rosario, University of Colorado Boulder, 5-6 October 2015, for joint publication and future research plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Heide Friedrich 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Heide Friedrich, University of Auckland, 25-26 August 2014 to discuss future collaboration.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Visit from Marielle van der Zouwen 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Marielle van der Zouwen, KWR, Netherlands, 7-10 June 2015 to develop successful EU proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Nicholas Ashbolt 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research Visit from Nicholas Ashbolt, University of Alberta Canada, 15-16 June 2015, to discuss future collaboration on water quality and public health risk.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Nuno Simoes 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Nuno Simoes, University of Coimbra Portugal, 3rd February 2014, to present to group and develop EU proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Visit from Prof Ana Deletic 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit from internationally leading researcher Prof Ana Deletic, Monash University, 10-12 June 2014, to discuss future collaboration, including presentation at seminars. Has developed into student exchange visits and publication in preparation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Visit from Prof Ichiro Fujita & Mr Kojiro Tani 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Prof Ichiro Fujita & Mr Kojiro Tani, Kobe University, Japan, June 2015 - Discuss future collabortion on instrumentation and monitoring.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Prof Kobus Van Zyl 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Prof. Van Zyl, University of Cape Town South Africa, 6-12 July 2014, including seminars, talks and experimental data analysis. Publication in preparation.
Longer term collaboration and joint research publication.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Research Visit from Tiago Santos Pereira 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research Visit from Tiago Santos Pereira, University of Coimbra, Portugal, 7-10 June 2015 to develop sucessful EU proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Research Visit from Zoe Soufoulis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visits from internationally leading researcher Dr Zoe Soufoulis, University of Western Sydney Australia, 8-14 July 2014 and 10-23 October 2015 to engage with current recent and provide postgraduate mentoring and cross disciplinary integration. Seminars presented.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description Research Visits from Li-pen Wang & Susana Ochoa Rodriguez 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Research visit from Li-pen Wang, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium and Susan Ochoa Rodriguez, Imperial College London, 6th December 2013, to develop future ideas around rainfall radar, uncertainty and flooding. Seminars given.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Research Visits from Prof Francois Clemens 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visits from internationally leading researcher Prof Francois Clemens, TU Delft, 22-23 March 2012 and 19 November 2012 to discuss future collaboration, including presentation at seminars. Has developed into EU funded projects and publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Research Workshop in Porto Alegre Brazil on Flood Resilience 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact The information imparted was used in postgraduate case studies that also included practitioners in professional groups.

The two week event laid the foundation for a comprehensive blue/green strategy for the city which is now being finalised in a PhD thesis. A large number of postgraduate students and practitioners from South America were brought up to date with developments in Europe and elsewhere.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Resilience in Water Flooding Systems Conference Arizona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Collaborative workshop on resilience hence there was a lot of discussion around the various presentations.

New research collaborations emerged.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description SWIG Water and Public Health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Katherine Fish was invited to attend the SWIG Water and Public Health workshop on 31/01/2018, held in Bristol, UK. The workshop included a keynote talk from Public Health England giving an overview of waterborne disease followed by presentations from companies and researchers. K. Fish gave a presentation entitled "Biofilms and Water Quality", addressing the impact that biofilms have upon drinking water and the need to consider them despite regulations being focused on bacterial analysis of bulk-water only, via culture based methods. The talks all led to significant debate in the networking breaks of the workshop, which has led to a potential collaboration and definite support for a potential responsive mode proposal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.swig.org.uk/event/water-health-workshop/
 
Description Seminar at Luxembourg Institute of Science & Technology 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Simon Tait gave a seminar on Sewer Asset Inspection Techniques.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Seminar at Sichuan University, China on Sediment Mechanics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Simon Tait gave a seminar on Sediment Mechanics. He has been awarded a Visiting Professorship at Sichuan and this has resulted in a British Council collaboration grant led by Dr Matteo Rubinato.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar at Tsinghua University, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Simon Tait gave a seminar on Sediment Mechanics to staff at the Department of Sediment Transport at Tsinghua University. Invitations have been received for Tsinghua staff to visit Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Seminar with Special Interest Group BIAPWS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Katherine Fish was invited to engage with the British and Irish Association for the Properties of Water and Steam (BIAPWS). She delivered a seminar entitled "Biofilms: What, Why and How?" at one of the groups technical meetings held on 16/10/2018. The purpose was to share with the group the research into biofilms and their impacts on water quality which is being undertaken at Sheffield University and highlight areas that may be of interest to them for future work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Series of Research Visits from Dr Mirjam Blokker 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Series of research visits from Dr Mirjam Blokker, KWR, Netherlands between January-December 2014, to enable and cement long term formal collaboration between KWR and UoS/PWG and ultimately visiting professor appointment at UoS.
Long term formal collaboration between KWR and UoS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sino-UK Symposium on Urban Water Management, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave a talk about PWG research to Chinese delegation, China, 17-19 April 2012.
Impact: Potential collaboration between PWG and China.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Swedish Builiding University Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Talk sparked questions and discussion and also opposition from structural engineering academics.

A sector of the audience was more enthused to develop cross-disciplinary research proposals for the Swedish funding agency FORMAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Symposium on Urban Scale Water Reuse June 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact As part of the Clean Water for All project, a symposium on urban scale water reuse was hosted at the University of Sheffield and attended by a variety of UK and international collaborators and water sector practitioners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Talk at RSPH Conference (Sheffield, 2018) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Katherine Fish was selected to present at the Royal Society for Public Health conference "What is the future of water and public health?", which was held on 13th December 2018 in Sheffield. She presented a short talk entitled "Chlorine residuals, drinking water biofilms and water quality" which was well received and for which she won the Best Abstract Presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Thought Leadership Club Launch March 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The launch of the Thought Leadership Clubs was attended by 70 people from across the water industry supply chain. During this workshop, groups diagnosed research needs for the water sector and developed innovative research programmes to address the gaps. The concept of working collaboratively in research across the supply chain was put forward and shaped by the participants.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/business/partners-collaborators/water/tlc
 
Description Thought Leadership Clubs June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact At the June 2015 Thought Leadership Club meetings, participants engaged in developing collaborative research projects across the water industry supply chain and shaping the research programme. One of these projects has since launched as a PhD project and several others are in proposal preparation stages.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/business/partners-collaborators/water/tlc
 
Description Thought Leadership Clubs October 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The workshop explored the implementation of innovation and further advanced the collaborative projects developed at previous workshops. Several research projects are moving forward to proposal stage as an outcome of this meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/business/partners-collaborators/water/tlc
 
Description Towards zero bacteriological failures in distribution systems 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation poster presentation
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation, Ms Kate Ellis (2013)
Towards zero bacteriological failures in distribution systems
STREAM conference, Newcastle University, UK, 10th July, 2013.

Talk sparked questions and discussion afterward

Follow on interest in work and highlighting Severn Trent Water collaboration on STREAM
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description UK Water Network Meeting on Transients 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Richard Collins organised a meeting of the UK Water Network at the University of Sheffield. The focus of the meeting was on the existance and impact of transients in Distribtution Systems.

Change in policy and practice
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of Cape Town, South Africa 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave a presentation, had discussions on collaboration and visit to research facilities to University of Cape Town, South Africa, 3-11 April 2013.
Impact: Collaboration via research visitor to Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description University of the Third Age - Living with Floods and Droughts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lots of questions and discussions afterwards regarding missed opportunities in England to manage water properly.

Stimulated thinking amongst retired academics and professionals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Visit to CLABSA, FRMRC Collaboration, Barcelona 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul gave a talk and discussions at CLABSA re the FRMRC project, Barcelona, Spain, 17-19th February 2013.
Impact: Awareness of UK research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit to Manley Laboratories, University of New South Wales, Sydney 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul visited Manley Laboratories, University of New South Wales, Sydney to discuss collaborations in water, 19-22 November 2012.
Impact: Collaboration on floods research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Visit to Monash University, Australia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact The results of this activity was dissemination of the results of our research on sonic characterisation of underground pipes and acoustic properties of living walls.

The impact of this visit is the potential for join project on the development of remote methods for the characterisation of green infrastructure and underground assets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Visit to Stanford University (USA) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Prof. Horoshenkov visited Prof. Oliver Fringer at Stanford University during the week starting on the 2nd of December 2013. He presented the results of the work which was completed as a part of the EPSRC grant EP/G015341/1. Prof. Fringer in turn presented the results of their LES work which was directly relevant to some of the objectives of this project. The LES work supported the EP/G015341/1 findings and can inform future research.The parties agreed to collaborate on writing the EPSRC Fellowship application for Prof. Horoshenkov with a view that this project, if successful, will fund research exchanges and more LES modelling work by Prof. Fringer and by his PhD student, Mr. Itay Rosenzweig, under the Research Visitor scheme.

Prof. Fringer provided Prof. Horoshenkov with a copy of his presentation and some papers which confirm the originality and significance of the results obtained as a part of EP/G015341/1. These findings are important as they are likely to enhance the quality of the Fellowship application which is being prepared by Prof. Horoshenkov (to be submitted in 2015) and the quality of a related application which Prof. Tait will begin to prepare in 2015.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visitor Lecture at Seoul National University by Matteo Rubinato entitled, "Experimental and Numerical Investigation of the Behaviour of Interface Points & the Transport of Pollutants in Urban Flooding Events 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visitor lecture given by Matteo Rubinato at Seoul National University in South Korea
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description WIF Water Industry Innovation Event 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This event brought together Influencers, decision makers and those involved in development and delivery of innovation from across the water sector to explore what's limiting the take up of innovative products, services & research by UK water companies; develop new ideas for increased take up of innovation, and put in place next steps. The industry participants expressed interest in becoming more involved in research and becoming more innovative. Several follow up meetings were held with companies to discuss collaboration in the future.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.waterindustryforum.com/member-services/events/wif-events/innovation-what-are-the-water-co...
 
Description Water Industry Forum, Leeds 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Prof Adrian Saul held a workshop to communicate PWG research, WIF, Leeds, 26th March 2012.
Impact: Awareness of PWG.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Water Quality Data Analysis for Distribution Systems Invited Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr Steve Mounce, Invited Presentation, Water Quality Data Analysis for Distribution Systems
6 July 2011, Potable Water Treatment and Supply Network (WatNet) Meeting, University of Birmingham.
Talk sparked questions and discussion

Further collaboratiosn with University of Birmingham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Welsh Water Launch of Water Sensitive Wales Initiative 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Discussion stimulated thinking at ministerial level in the Welsh Government.

It was part of the launch of using the concept of Water Sensitive Urban Design in Wales which has since become the standard approach.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012