Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering

Our Centre is a designated World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for the protection of water quality and health.

Our research

We provide support to international governments through international agencies such as WHO, Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and relief organisations such as Oxfam, UNICEF and Medicins Sans Frontier (MSF).

We are a multidisciplinary research centre with international expertise which undertakes research activities and services that address today’s environmental and public health global challenges. Projects cover the entire water, wastewater, pollution cycle and encompass topics such as:

  • Water resources surveillance
  • Modelling and management
  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment
  • Resource recovery
  • Pollution control and waste management
  • Water quality and public health
  • Risk assessment and management.

Study with us

Our research activities form an integral part of our successful masters course. It attracts overseas students and professionals who wish to take advantage of the considerable global interest in water, wastewater, sanitation, public health, pollution and waste management to develop their careers.

Queen's Anniversary Prize

Our University was a joint winner of the 2011 Queen's Anniversary Prize for wide-ranging and global work improving access to safe drinking water and sanitation.

Listen to Brian Clarke talking about why water research is so important and making a difference on the world stage.

Visiting staff

  • Professor Jeni Colbourne MBE, Chief Drinking Water Inspector, DWI
  • Professor Matthias Maier, Stadtwerke Karlsruhe
  • Professor Paul Sherlock, (formerly of Oxfam and Coordinator of Water and Sanitation Emergencies, UNICEF)

Contact us

Find us

Address
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH