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Meyers, G., Kapelan, Z., Keedwell, E., 2017. Short-term forecasting of turbidity in trunk main networks. Water Research 124, 67–76.Download paper
Butterfield, J.D., Meruane, V., Collins, R.P., Meyers, G., Beck, S.B., 2017. Prediction of leak flow rate in plastic water distribution pipes using vibro-acoustic measurements. Structural Health Monitoring.Download paper
Oliver, D.M., Porter, K.D.H., Pachepsky, Y.K., Muirhead, R.W., Reaney, S.M., Coffey, R., Kay, D., Milledge, D.G., Hong, E., Anthony, S.G., Page, T., Bloodworth, J.W., Mellander, P., Carbonneau, P.E., McGrane, S.J., Quilliam, R.S. (2016). Predicting microbial water quality with models: Over-arching questions for managing riks in agricultural catchments. Science of the Total Environment. 544, pp39-47.Download paper
Keeley, J., Jarvis, P., Smith, A.D., Judd, S.J., (2016) Coagulant recovery and reuse for drinking water treatment. Water Research 88. pp502-509.Download paper
Keeley, J., Smith, A.D., Judd, S.J., Jarvis, P., (2016) Acidified and ultrafiltered recovered coagulants from water treatment works sludge for removal of phosphorus from wastewater. Water Research 88. pp380-388.Download paper
Roach, T., Kapelan, Z., Ledbetter, R., and Ledbetter, M. (2016). "Comparison of Robust Optimization and Info-Gap Methods for Water Resource Management under Deep Uncertainty." J. Water Resour. Plann. Manage. , 10.1061/(ASCE)WR.1943-5452.0000660 , 04016028.Download paper
Bloodworth, J.W., Holman, I.P., Burgess, P.J., Gilman, S., Frogbrook, Z. and Brown, P. (2015). Developing a multi-pollutant conceptual framework for the selection and targeting of interventions in water industry catchment management schemes. Journal of Environmental Management. 161, pp153-162.Download paper
Casal-Campos, A., Fu., G., and Butler, D. (2015). An integrated environmental assessment of green and gray infrastructure strategies for robust decision making. Environmental Science & Technology, 49, pp8307−8314.Download paper
Goodwin, D., Jeffrey, P., and Smith, H. (2015) Applying the Water Safety Plan to water reuse: Towards a conceptual risk management framework. Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology. 1, pp709-722.Download paper
Heidrich, E.S., Edwards, S.R., Dolfing, J., Cotterill, S.E., and Curtis, T.P. (2014) Performance of a pilot scale microbial electrolysis cell fed on domestic wastewater at ambient temperatures for a 12 month period. Bioresource Technology. 173. pp87-95.Download paper
Bolton, J. R., Mayor-Smith, I. and Linden, K. G. (2015), Rethinking the Concepts of Fluence (UV Dose) and Fluence Rate: The Importance of Photon-based Units – A Systemic Review. Photochem Photobiol, 91: 1252–1262. doi:10.1111/php.12512Download paper
Mayor-Smith I, Templeton MR, 2014, Methodological considerations when conducting bench scale polychromatic ultraviolet irradiation of water, Water Science and Technology: Water Supply, Vol: 14, Pages: 291-298, ISSN: 1607-0798Download paper
Ward B, Kawalec M and Savić D (2014). An optimised total expenditure approach to sewerage management. Municipal Engineer. 167(4): 191 -199. DOI: 10.1680/muen.13.00006Download paper
K Ellis, S R Mounce, B Ryan, C A Biggs and M R Templeton (2015). 'Improving root cause analysis of bacteriological water quality failures at water treatment works'. Procedia Engineering. 119, pp 309 – 318Download paper
Turner, S. and Jeffrey, P. (2015) Industry views on water resources planning methods: prospects for change in England and Wales. Water & Environment Journal. 29(2), pp161-168Download paper
K Ellis, S R Mounce, B Ryan, M R Templeton and C A Biggs (2014). 'Use of On-line Water Quality Monitoring Data to Predict Bacteriological Failures'. Procedia Engineering. 70, pp 612 - 621.Download paper
Melville-Shreeve, P., Ward, S., and Butler, D. (2014). A preliminary sustainability assessment of innovative rainwater harvesting for residential properties in the UK. Journal of Southeast University. 30 (2), pp 135-142.Download paper
Ward B, Selby A, Gee S and Savić D (2014). Assessing impacts of the private sewer transfer on UK utilities. Infrastructure Asset Management. 1(2):23 - 33. DOI:10.1680/iasma.13.00003Download paper
Ometto, F., Pozza, C., Whitton, R., Smyth, B., Torres, A.G., Henderson, R.K., Jarvis, P., Jefferson, B., Villa, R. (2014) The impacts of replacing air bubbles with microspheres for the clarification of algae from low cell-density culture. Water Research. 53. pp168-179Download paper
Ometto, F., Quiroga, G., Pšenička, P., Whitton, R., Jefferson, B., Villa, R. (2014) Impacts of microalgae pre-treatments for improved anaerobic digestion: Thermal treatment, thermal hydrolysis, ultrasound and enzymatic hydrolysis. Water Research 65. pp350-361Download paper
Turner, S., Blackwell, R., Smith, M.A., and Jeffrey, P. (2014) Risk-based water resources planning in England and Wales: challenges in execution and implementation. Urban Water.Download paper
Turner, S.W.D., Jeffrey, P., Marlow, D., Ekström, M., Rhodes, B.G. and Kularathna, U. (2014) Linking climate projections to performance: a yield-based decision scaling assessment of a large urban water resources system. Water Resources Research. 50 (4), pp3553-3567Download paper
M. Nandha, B. Holden, B. Jefferson, P. Jeffrey and K. Le Corre, The Relationship between Source and Recovered Water Quality during Storage in a Sherwood Sandstone AquiferDownload paper
K Ellis, B Ryan, M R Templeton and C A Biggs (2013). 'Bacteriological Water Quality Compliance and Root Cause Analysis: An Industry Case Study'. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply. 13 (4), pp 1034-1045.Download paper
Ward B and Savić D (2012). A Multi-objective Optimisation Model for Sewer Rehabilitation considering critical risk of failure. Water Science & Technology, 66(11): 2410-2417. DOI:10.2166/wst.2012.393Download paper
Mugume, S.N., Melville-Shreeve, P., Gomez, D., Butler, D. (in press) Multifunctional urban flood resilience enhancement strategies. Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers - Water Management.
Turner, S. & Jeffrey, P. (in press) Challenges for informing water resources planning decisions through robust decision frameworks. Water Resources Management.
Meyers, G., Kapelan, Z., Keedwell, E., Randall-Smith, M., 2016. Short-term Forecasting of Turbidity in a UK Water Distribution System. Procedia Engineering, 12th International Conference on Hydroinformatics (HIC 2016) - Smart Water for the Future 154, 1140–1147.Download paper
Meyers, G., Kapelan, Z., Keedwell, E., 2017. Data-driven Approach to Short-Term Forecasting of Turbidity in a Trunk Main Network. Computing and Control for the Water Industry.Download paper
Butterfield, J.D., Meruane, V., Collins, R., Meyers, G., Beck, S., 2017. Application of Least Squares Support Vector Machines and Acoustic Measurements for Leak Flow Rate Prediction. Computing and Control for the Water Industry.Download paper
Melville-Shreeve, P., Horstman, C., Ward, S., Memon, F.A. and Butler, D. (2015) A Laboratory Study into a Novel, Retrofittable Rainwater Harvesting System. 3rd Annual Water Efficiency Conference (WATEF), Exeter, UK. 5th-7th August 2015.Download paper
Melville-Shreeve, P., Mugume, S., Ward, S. and Butler, D. (2015) Retrofitting rainwater harvesting to maximise SuDS benefit: A catchment scale assessment of a novel RWH configuration. SUDSnet International Conference. Coventry, UK 3rd-4th September 2015.Download paper
Nandha, M., Holden, B., Jefferson, B., Jeffrey, P., and Le Corre, K. (2015). The Relationship between Source and Recovered Water Quality in a Sherwood Sandstone Aquifer used for Water Reuse. 10th IWA International Conference on Water Reclamation and Reuse. Harbin, China. July 5-9, 2015
Bertsch, R., Kutija, V., Glenis, V. and Lochhead, D. (2015) Urban Flood Risk Management: towards a holistic approach. Oral Presentation at: XV IWRA World Water Congress. 25-29 May 2015, Edinburgh, UK.
Bertsch, R., Kutija, V., Glenis, V. and Lochhead, D. (2015) Urban Flood Risk Management: towards a holistic approach. Poster Presentation at: NGCM Summer School Southampton University. 21-26 June 2015, Southampton, UK.
Bertsch, R., Kutija, V., Glenis, V. and Lochhead, D. (2015). Urban Flood Risk Management: towards a holistic approach. Poster Presentation at: FCERM annual assembly. 28 May 2015, Edinburgh, UK.
Bertsch, R., Kutija, V., Glenis, V. and Stenhouse, G. (2015) 2D surface flow modelling: Observation of Cross Catchment Boundary Flow. Poster Presentation at: 16th IWA UK National Young Water Professionals Conference. 15-17 April 2015, Glasgow, UK.
Casal-Campos, A., Fu, G. and Butler, D. (2015) Reliability, Resilience And Sustainability: Can We Have It All? 10th International Urban Drainage Modelling Conference, September 2015, Quebec (Canada).Download paper
Melville-Shreeve P., Ward S., and Butler, D. (2014). Developing a Methodology for Appraising Rainwater Harvesting With Integrated Source Control Using a Case Study From South-West England. 13th International IWA/IAHR Conference on Urban Drainage. Malaysia, pp. 1–8.
Roach, Thomas Peter; Kapelan, Zoran; Ledbetter, Michelle; Gouldby, Ben; Wade, Steven; and Ledbetter, Ralph, 'Evaluation Of Decision Making Methods For Integrated Water Resource Management Under Uncertainty' (2014). CUNY Academic Works.Download paper
Bloodworth, J., Gillman, S., Brown, P., Frogbrook, Z., Zyndul, A., Holman, I. and Burgess, P.J. (2014). Pesticides in the River Ugie – Results from two years of monitoring and the development of a catchment management methodology. Crop Protection in Northern Britain 2014. 25th-26th February 2014. Dundee, UK.Download paper
Bloodworth, J., Holman, I.P., Burgess, P. and Gillman, S. (2014). A multiple pollutant conceptual framework to inform water industry catchment management projects: Pesticide source risk in the River Ugie, Scotland. IWA Watershed and River Basin Management Conference, 10th-11th September 2014. San Francisco, USA.
Casal-Campos, A., Fu, G. and Butler, D. (2014) Exploring robust alternatives for future urban drainage. 13th International Conference on Urban Drainage, September 2014, Malaysia.Download paper
Tayefi, P., Beck, S. B. M., Tomlinson, R. A. (2014). Analysing the performance of electrofusion tapping tees when subject to contamination. Plastic Pipes XVII Conference. Chicago, USA.
Casal-Campos, A., Fu, G. and Butler, D. (2013). The whole life carbon footprint of green infrastructure: A call for integration. NOVATECH 2013, Lyon (France).Download paper
Nandha, M., Jeffrey, P. Berry, M., and Jefferson, B. (2013) Risk assessment frameworks for MAR schemes in the UK. International Symposium on Managed Aquifer Recharge (ISMAR). Beijing, China, 15-19 October 2013.Download paper
Turner, S. and Jeffrey, P. (2013) Risk-based water resources planning: challenges for reaching rational decisions based on quantitative planning frameworks. 8th International Conference of the European Water Resources Association. Porto, Portugal, 26th-29th June 2013
Tom Roacha, b, Zoran Kapelana, Ralph Ledbetter, 'Comparison of Info-gap and Robust Optimisation Methods for Integrated Water Resource Management under Severe Uncertainty'Download paper
Cotterill, S. E., Dolfing, J., Jones, C., Curtis, T. P. and Heidrich, E. S. (2017), Low Temperature Domestic Wastewater Treatment in a Microbial Electrolysis Cell with 1 m2 Anodes: Towards System Scale-Up . Fuel Cells. doi:10.1002/fuce.201700034.Download paper
Cotterill, S., Heidrich, E. and Curtis, T. (2015) Chapter 9: Microbial Electrolysis Cells for Hydrogen Production. In Scott, K., and Yu, E. ed. Microbial electrochemical and fuel cells: Fundamentals and applications. Woodhead Publishing. pp. 287-319.Download paper
Curtis, T. and Cotterill, S. (2013) Prospects and Progress in Bioelectrochemical Systems. Water and Sewerage Journal. 3, pp39-40Download paper
Ellis, K., Ryan, B., Templeton, M.R. and Biggs, C.A., (2012). Improving Bacteriological Water Quality Compliance of Drinking Water. in D Kay and C Fricker (eds): The Significance of Faecal Indicators in Water: A Global Perspective. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry.
Melville-Shreeve, P., Ward, S., and Butler, D. (in press) Dual-purpose rainwater harvesting system design. In S.,Charlesworth and C., Booth. Sustainable Surface Water Management. Wiley Publishing.
Puig, S., Cotterill, S., Baeza, J.A., Heidrich, E., He, Z., Pous, N., Guisasola, A., and Colprim. J (in press) Niches for Bioelectrochemical systems in sewage treatment plants. In Lema, J.M. and Suarez Martinez, S. ed. Innovative Wastewater Treatment & Resource Recovery Technologies: Impacts on Energy, Economy and Environment. IWA Publishing.Download paper
The research delivered through the STREAM programme can be classified across five themes.
Improving levels of service by better understanding the condition and performance of infrastructure systems.
Protecting river catchments as sustainable sources of water for human development as well thriving natural environments.
Ensuring safe and reliable supplies of potable water to protect public health and satisfy increasing demands.
Improving the reliability and efficiency of water services through improved knowledge of the networks that carry water and wastewater flows.
Developing wastewater treatment processes that exploit opportunities for resource recovery and, reuse.
Stream is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.
The Stream programme is delivered by five UK academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering in the UK. Coordinated by Cranfield University and including Imperial College London and the universities of Sheffield, Newcastle, and Exeter, the programme enables talented researchers to develop their skills and careers, while obtaining an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) or PhD degree.
An EngD is a four year research degree awarded for industrially relevant research. The degree provides a more vocationally oriented approach to obtaining a doctorate in engineering commensurate with that of a PhD.