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About the Project

Funder: EPSRC

Awarded: £4,889,812

Duration: 01/11/17 – 31/12/21

Staff Involved: Professor Rory O'Connell


The SAFEWATER research programme seeks to tackle a global challenge by looking at clean water solutions and the development of smart devices to quickly tell if water is safe to drink.

£4.7 million of the funding will be provided by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund, and the project will see Ulster University join forces with other partners across the globe to conduct the research. This includes academics in South America and NGOs already working in Colombia and Mexico.

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The project is led by Prof Tony Byrne.