Shortlist announced for WIF Impact Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce the shortlist for the Water Industry Forum Impact Awards for UK Water Research.

The purpose of the awards is to celebrate UK university research which has had a real impact on the UK economy as judged by a cross-section of the UK water industry.  The awards are based upon the “Impact Case Studies” in university submissions to the Research Excellence Framework (REF).  The Impact Case Studies for water-related 2014 REF submissions have been judged by senior representatives drawn from across the UK water industry. More information about the awards and the judging panel can be found on our website here.

There are four categories and three shortlisted universities per category.

The winners of each category will be presented with their award at the Research Councils UK water showcase event “Water in Future Cities” at The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, London on 30th June.

It is a full day event with the awards being presented at the showcase reception between 5-6pm.

For more information about the RCUK Water in Future Cities please follow this link

Award Category Title
REF 2014 Impact Case Study
Research Institution
Manufactured Products      Award Sponsored By Peatland management for biodiversity conservation and water resources Nottingham Trent University
MULTISENSORS – Noncontact water pollution monitoring University of Manchester
  Virtually waterless clothes washing University of Leeds
Process Technologies            Award Sponsored By Reducing waterborne diseases from shallow wells in the developing world  Leeds Beckett University
Removing Arsenic from Groundwater Queen's University Belfast
Low energy production of fresh water from the sea by Forward Osmosis  University of Surrey
Software Tools                      Award Sponsored By Setting quality standards for recreational waters Aberystwyth University
Management of discolouration in drinking water distribution systems University of Sheffield
Improved Flood Hydrodynamic, Hazard and Water Quality Model Predictions Cardiff University

Techniques & Methodologies Award Sponsored By
Asset management of aging cast iron water distribution network systems  University of Surrey
  From source to tap: management of natural organic matter during drinking water production Cranfield University
  Case Study 5: Cost-effective safe wastewater re-use for improved food security University of Leeds