Water Environment and Health Engineering Group

We have a research capability in developing, implementing and managing innovative solutions and interventions for the protection of the environment and public health. We are a diverse multidisciplinary research group with background expertise in civil engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, microbiology, virology, zoology, public health and mathematics.

Research

We are working across the following research areas:

  • Advanced water and wastewater treatment and resource recovery/reuse (water- energy-materials)
  • Fate and behaviour of contaminants-including emerging ones- in the environment
  • Water, sanitation and public health (WASH) in the developing world
  • Recreational water quality; risk assessment and management
  • Remote sensing, catchment surveillance, water resources management, risks and extreme weather in the context of climate change and resilience
  • Urban pollution and health in cities and megacities.

Small water supplies

Small drinking water supplies pose a particular risk to public health. Researchers in this group like Katherine Pond, are working with the World Health Organisation to improve risk assessments for small water supplies. We have developed two films to assist communities using these supplies to carry out risk assessments to identify potential hazards to the water supply.

Research projects

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  • Principal investigator: Dr Belen Marti-Cardona
  • Start date: 01 September 2020
  • End date: 31 March 2021
  • Funding amount: £77,136

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  • Principal investigator: Dr Belen Marti-Cardona
  • Start date: 01 June 2020
  • End date: 28 February 2021
  • Funding amount: £97,285

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Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering

We collaborate with the Centre on various research such as risk assessment and management, wastewater treatment and water, sanitation and public health.

People

Head of Centre

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Dr Devendra Saroj

Reader and Head of Centre for Environmental Health and Engineering (CEHE), Director of Research - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Academic staff

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Dr Thomas Bond

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Belen Marti-Cardona

Lecturer in Earth Observation and Hydrology

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Dr Katherine Pond

Senior Lecturer

Research staff

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Dr Emma Hellawell

Research Fellow

Postgraduate research students

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Salihu Jarmajo Ahmed

Evaluation of waste-to-energy (WtE) in Bauchi Metropolis (Nigeria): A key component to comprehensive solid waste management

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Precious Amori

Reclamation of mixed-wastewater by low-cost technologies for agricultural reuse

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Francis Bangnira

Instream wood accumulation at bridges: Exploring drivers and modelling their effect in UK rivers

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Marine Diana

Hunting for bladder carcinogens

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Chris Ingoe

An intergovernmental organisation protocol for water security in a conflict zone: A case study NATO in Kabul, Afghanistan

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Richard King

The review and update of sanitary inspections for small water supplies and the gauging of their impacts

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Joan Pauline Talubo

Assessing island socio-ecological resilience for disaster risk and recovery planning in the Philippines

Contact us

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