Westminster Water Science Research Group

Westminster Water Science advances sustainable water management through research activities that support evidence-based policy development. It is global in outlook ensuring the protection of freshwater, groundwater, estuarine, and marine resources through research that informs stakeholders and supports sustainable water management for future generations.

Its activities engage with critical and creative thinkers and provide entrepreneurial solutions to protect the water environment for communities. Westminster Water Science contributes to the protection and management of water resources through predicting, monitoring and determining the impact of pollutants and other pressures on water systems and associated terrestrial environments, as well as designing scientific techniques to control and ameliorate pollution and protect food security. Examining the success of regulatory and economic techniques for water protection and evidence-based policy development requires the application of sound science and is at the core of Westminster Water Science activities linked to empowerment of graduate students and their future employability.  

The aims for the Westminster Water Science group are to advance:

  1. novel research into water science to protect and manage water resources 
  2. science at the interface of biological and physical sciences to contribute to sustainable water management 
  3. knowledge transfer for evidence-based environmental policy-making in water resource management at local, regional and global scale.
Water science staff


Find out who contributes to Westminster Water Science research.

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The Westminster Water Science Research Group was established to promote dynamic and proactive scientific study of water resources.

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Visit the Better Thames Network site

Working with the Environment Agency, stakeholders and academics to improve Water Framework Directive compliance.

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South African water resources

South Africa is heavily dependent on these storage reservoirs to maintain reliable water supplies.

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Water stress

The effect of reduced water potential on cell walls may have significant implications for drought stressed plants.