Dr Peter Melville-Schreeve

University of Exeter


Following a 5 year stint working for an engineering consultancy on flooding and surface water management Pete joined us in 2012 to take on a Research Engineer post. Pete is undertaking a STREAM Engineering Doctorate seeking to assess the true value of some innovations in rainwater harvesting for UK houses. Pete is currently a committee member of the south west branch of CIWEM and has presented his work on surface water separation at the 2012 CIWEM International Conference in Lille.

Since joining the University of Exeter, Pete has delivered published “Innovations in Sustainable Rainwater Harvesting for the UK” following on from work delivered at the 16th IRCSA conference in Beijing. In addition he has published a conference paper at the International Conference on Urban Drainage (2014) entitled "Developing a methodology for appraising rainwater harvesting with integrated source control using a case study from south-west England".

Current research involves laboratory and real world appraisals of some novel RWH systems. In addition, Pete's focus is on assessing and delivering appropriately packaged technological innovations that will allow the wider benefits of rainwater harvesting (surface water management, climate change adaptation, carbon emissions reduction. flood management) to be quantified.

Dr Peter Melville-Schreeve