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Newcastle University unveils new research partnership

Published: Thursday, 22 October 2015   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

Newcastle University has teamed up with Northumbrian Water to lead research into how best to tackle the challenges faced by the UK’s water sector.

Some £3.9 million of funding is available to support the research which will include studies relating to climate change, aging infrastructures and an aging population.

The finances is part of a £21 million Engineering Grand Challenges funding pot that is available from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Universities Minister Jo Johnson said the investment would help the UK to tackle “the most pressing engineering challenges we face”.

He added that the Government is keen to make Europe the “best place in Europe to innovate”, and the investment should go some way to enabling that.

Mr Johnson highlighted works related to robotics and air flow simulators as being just two of the projects that could benefit.

The TWENTY 65 (Tailored Water to ENsure sustainabiliTY beyond 2065) project will look to ensure that water systems are adaptive so that they technologies can be adapted to suit specific circumstances.

A number of other academic partners, led by Sheffield University and including Newcastle, Exeter, Manchester and Reading universities, as well as Imperial College London will all be involved in research.

On top of this, nine other water companies alongside Northumbrian Water and their supply chains will create a hub to encourage information and ideas sharing, networking and strategic road-mapping.

Professor Richard Dawson revealed Newcastle University is delighted to be a part of the project and will develop numerous computer modelling tools as a result.

Northumbrian Water added that the company is keen to secure the future of the water industry and is keen to attract academics into considering environmental-related roles.

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