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STREAM is the Industrial Doctoral Centre (IDC) for the Water Sector funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects.
The STREAM programme has trained 10 cohorts of talented researchers, who have developed their skills and careers, while obtaining an EngD or PhD degree. In total, 97 researchers have benefitted from participating in the programme whilst achieving their doctorate at five UK academic centres of excellence in water science and engineering.
Many of the projects have had impact on the investments and practices of their sponsors. The research has covered all a wide range of topics, including; drinking water treatment, wastewater treatment, distribution systems, catchment management, and decentralised water services. Projects have covered all stages of research, from conception up to full-scale testing and implementation.