Grant won to investigate the resilience of water infrastructures

A team of Oxford researchers have been awarded funding to study how resilient water infrastructures are to natural and man-made threats. The project is a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts and Sandia National Laboratory in the United States.

The Oxford team is led by Professor Jim Hall and includes the researchers Drs Dustin Garrick and Raghav Pant, and DPhil candidates Edoardo Borgomeo and Scott Thacker.

Together with engineers in the United States, the team will develop methodologies for assessing risks to water security and modelling the resilience of piped water networks at a national scale. This research will provide new knowledge to inform the planning and design of water supply systems. It help target measures to increase the resilience of water infrastructures.

The project has been awarded funding from ‘Clean Water for All’, a new trans-Atlantic collaboration which brings leading water engineers from the United States and the UK together to tackle problems of providing clean, sustainable water supplies. Five projects have been funded, with support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in the USA.

Read the EPSRC Press Release

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