Clean Water and Sanitation – Ensure availability & sustainable management of water

Our research aims to provide safe, sufficient, accessible, affordable and acceptable water to communities across the globe


We have implemented water saving actions and technologies on campus to reduce water consumption.

Around 1.8 billion people across the globe drink water that's not safe because of contamination that could lead to deadly disease.

Our research aims to provide safe, sufficient, accessible, affordable and acceptable water to communities across the globe.


At a Glance

Safe Water Project

We are leading on a cutting-edge £6 million research project into low-cost technologies for safe drinking water in developing regions, which forms part of the SAFEWATER project.

Pani Water Project

PANIWATER is a four-year €5 million project funded by the European Union and the Indian Government to reduce reliance on unsafe drinking water in India.

REWATERGY

The REWATERGY programme aims to develop an academic-industrial partnership to enhance the energy recovery from wastewater streams, improve the energy efficiency of water disinfection and increase the resilience of household safe drinking water systems.

Water pipework infrastructure,

We have invested in water pipework infrastructure, monitoring, reporting and leak detection works to minimise water waste on campus.

Rain water harvesting system

A large rain water harvesting system on the Belfast campuses displaces 2,000m3 worth of non-potable imported mains water per year.

Excavated two well-water boreholes

Excavated two well-water boreholes on the Jordanstown campus saves 5,000m3 worth of imported water for sports pitch irrigation and non-potable sports centre usage.

Water fountains

Water fountains are available throughout campuses to encourage bottle refills and reduce use of single use plastic bottles.

Toxic free alternatives

We use toxic free alternatives to chemical cleaners on campus.

The toxic free alternative cleaner infuses cold tap water with ozone to provide a cleaning solution, which kills viruses and bacteria.