Research Unit for Water, Environment and Infrastructure Resilience (WEIR)

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Our unit focuses on broad issues of water research related to the field of civil engineering. The challenges of climate change, and water and energy shortage are the key drivers for our research.

Our aims

  • to inform and improve the adaptability and resilience of built infrastructure
  • to help improve water security
  • to speed up the progression of obtaining renewable energy from the sea and water

Our research areas

We welcome graduate students to join us. Please check our engineering & design PhD studentships for the latest opportunities.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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