School of Engineering



Making our catchments, cities and infrastructure more productive, safer and sustainable.

Grounded in both science and engineering, since 1985, the Water Group work to find and improve solutions to make our catchments, coastal zones, cities and infrastructure more productive, safer and sustainable for future generations.

We educate talented students to the highest standards through our postgraduate MSc, MEng, PhD, and EngD programmes. Our students are the next generation of water researchers, policy makers and professionals.

We work with academics, government, industry, and communities around the world to:

  • transform practice
  • improve quality of life
  • help to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

As founding members of UKCRIC, we host the National Green Infrastructure Laboratory and Demonstrators, and the Newcastle Urban Observatory. In partnership with the Environmental Engineering Group, we belong to the most successful academic water and environment research cluster in the UK.

Developing solutions for water challenges globally

We work around the world to develop solutions for water challenges, across all of our Research Themes.

Case Studies

A leaflet is also available showcasing each of the projects: A Local Partnership for Global Innovation‌ (PDF: 519KB).

All of the projects are examples of how water research at Newcastle University is working towards Goal 6 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Clean Water and Sanitation.

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