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Last updated: 16/11/2017

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This is a non-exhaustive list of some of the work done in conjunction with the consortium by our academic partners.

 

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  • Vanessa L. Speight, Innovation in the water industry: barriers and opportunities for US and UK utilities

    Posted 06/07/2017

    Two different types of water utilities are compared in this context: privately owned companies (using UK water companies as examples) and publicly owned utilities (using US municipal utilities as exam...

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  • Claire Walsh, Steven Burke, Stephanie Glendenning, Richard Dawson, Alternative business models for flood risk management infrastructure

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This paper presents and discusses a number of alternative business models for flood risk management infrastructure. Those currently under consideration focus on funding and financing, important though...

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  • Vitor L. Martins, Anthony J. R. Rennie, Roberto M. Torresi, Peter J. Hall, Ionic liquids containing tricyanomethanide anions: physicochemical characterisation and performance as electrochemical double-layer capacitor electrolytes

    Posted 06/07/2017

    We investigated the use of fluorine free ionic liquids (ILs) containing the tricyanomethanide anion ([C(CN)3]) as an electrolyte in electrochemical double-layer capacitors (EDLCs). Three cations were...

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  • Jonathan Ritson, et. al, Simulated climate change impact on summer dissolved organic carbon release from peat and surface vegetation: Implications for drinking water treatment

    Posted 06/07/2017

    e performed a laboratory climate manipulation using a factorial design on two dominant peatland vegetation types (Calluna vulgaris and Sphagnum Spp.) and a peat soil collected from a drinking water ca...

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  • Christopher Parrott, Tony J. Dodd and Roderich Groß, HiGen: A High-Speed Genderless Mechanical Connection Mechanism with Single-Sided Disconnect for Self-Reconfigurable Modular Robots

    Posted 05/07/2017

     This work presents HiGen, a high-speed genderless mechanical connection mechanism for the docking of robotic modules. HiGen connectors can join with one another in a manner that allows either si...

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  • Henriette Jensen, et. al, Spatial and temporal variability of bacterial communities within a combined sewer system

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This study describes the temporal and spatial variability of bacterial communities within a combined sewer system in England. The temporal variation is of interest for in-sewer processes, for exa...

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  • Virginia Stovin, Simon Poe, Simon DeVille, Christian Berretta, The influence of substrate and vegetation configuration on green roof hydrological performance

    Posted 06/07/2017

    A four-year record of rainfall and runoff data from nine different extensive (80 mm substrate) green roof test beds has been analysed to establish the extent to which the substrate composition an...

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  • Andrew Nichols, Simon J. Tait, Kirill V. Horoshenkov, Simon J. Shepherd, A model of the free surface dynamics of shallow turbulent flows

    Posted 06/07/2017

    Here a model is presented to demonstrate that free surface oscillatory spatial correlation patterns result from individual surface features oscillating vertically as they advect over space and time. C...

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  • Emma L. Westling, Liz Sharp, Marta Rychlewski, Chiara Carrozza, Developing adaptive capacity through reflexivity: lessons from collaborative research with a UK water utility

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This paper develops debates about reflexivity and its role in adaptive management and collaborative research through recounting the case of an action research project aiming to support water utilities...

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  • Wenzheng Yu, Nigel Graham, Ting Liu, Effect of intermittent ultrasound on controlling membrane fouling with coagulation pre-treatment: Significance of the nature of adsorbed organic matter

    Posted 06/07/2017

    This study considers the potential advantages of applying intermittent ultrasound to the ultrafiltration (UF) process to control long term membrane fouling in the context of water treatment. By means o...

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  • Raziyeh Farmani, Konstantinos Kakoudakis, Kourosh Behzadian, David Butler, Pipe Failure Prediction in Water Distribution Systems Considering Static and Dynamic Factors

    Posted 06/07/2017

    This paper aims to consider the impact of both static and dynamic factors on pipe failure for long and mid-term predictions. Length, diameter and age of pipes are the static and weather is the dynamic...

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  • A.N.A Schellart, W.J. Shepherd, A.J. Saul, Influence of rainfall estimation error and spatial variability on sewer flow prediction at a small urban scale

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This paper describes a detailed study based on a small (11 km2) urban catchment in West Yorkshire, England. Radar and rain gauge data have been compared and used as the input to hydrodynamic sewe...

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  • Claire Walsh, et. al, Adaptation of water resource systems to an uncertain future

    Posted 05/07/2017

    We present a top-down approach for testing climate change adaptation options using probabilistic climate scenarios and demand projections. An integrated modelling framework is developed which imp...

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  • Martina McGuinness, Noel Johnson, Exploiting social capital and path-dependent resources for organisational resilience: preliminary findings from a study on flooding

    Posted 06/07/2017

    Drawing upon data gathered as part of an ongoing EPSRC funded project, our paper presents some emerging findings from the project. We show how small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in a UK case stu...

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  • Peter Melville-Shreeve, Sarah Ward, David Butler, Rainwater Harvesting Typologies for UK Houses: A Multi Criteria Analysis of System Configurations

    Posted 05/07/2017

    The work identifies several RWH system configurations that can outperform traditional ones in terms of specified cost and benefits. Selection of a specific RWH technology is shown to be highly dependent on...

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  • Richard Collins, Joby Boxall, Influence of Ground Conditions on Intrusion Flows through Apertures in Distribution Pipes

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This paper presents a new, tractable analytical expression to describe the intrusion of fluids into buried pipes under steady-state conditions. The expression is validated with results from novel expe...

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  • Rizwan Nawaz, Angus McDonald, Sophia Postoyko, Hydrological performance of a full-scale extensive green roof located in a temperate climate

    Posted 06/07/2017

    This study investigates the hydrologic performance of a full-scale extensive green roof in Leeds, UK. Monitoring of the green roof took place over a 20 month period (between 30th June 2012 and 9th Feb...

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  • K.V.Horoshenkov, A.Nichols, S.J.Tait, G.A.Maximov, The pattern of surface waves in a shallow free surface flow

    Posted 05/07/2017

    This work presents new water surface elevation data including evidence of the spatial correlation of water surface waves generated in shallow water flows over a gravel bed without appreciable bedforms....

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  • Alison Browne, Will Medd, Ben Anderson, Developing Novel Approaches to Tracking Domestic Water Demand Under Uncertainty—A Reflection on the “Up Scaling” of Social Science Approaches in the United Kingdom

    Posted 05/07/2017

    In this article we review the ways in which particular branches of social science come together to offer a model of ‘distributed demand’ that helps explain these current and future uncertainties. We a...

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  • Henriette Jensen, Catherine A. Biggs, Esther Karunakaran, The importance of sewer biofilms

    Posted 05/07/2017

    In spite of being under ground and out of sight, sewers are important parts of the urban infrastructure for transporting used, contaminated water for safe treatment. Within sewers, during the transpor...

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  • Rizwan Nawaz, Booker G.K. Waya, Estimating the amount of cold water wastage in UK households

    Posted 06/07/2017

    This paper reports on estimated water wastage in UK households resulting from users waiting for water to reach a sufficiently warm temperature when using a hot water outlet (including kitchen sinks, sh...

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