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1 EPSRC – Water-Energy-Food Nexus Duncan Shermer July 2012

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3 EPSRC - Budget Budget for research will drop dramatically in financial year There is a relatively large budget for training in But this reflects the new call for CDTs going live

4 EPSRC – Water Priorities Water Engineering Technologies related to water resource management, treatment and distribution systems Investment in this area will be Grown relative to the rest of the portfolio (current value ~£16m) over the CSR period Research underpins key global societal challenges Many reports indicate how important this area is Multidisciplinary area encompassing chemistry, process engineering, civil engineering as well as social, biological and environmental science EPSRC will support high quality basic research in this area Research should be long-term, ambitious and creative Impacts made by research in this area could be potentially transformative

5 EPSRC – Water Priorities Coastal and Waterway Engineering Engineering of coastal and waterway structures, management and defences Investment in this area will be Maintained relative to the rest of the portfolio (current value ~£16m) over the CSR period Research underpins key global societal challenges Key investment in this area has been the FRMRC There is now an opportunity to take research in this area in new directions EPSRC will focus on long-term, ambitious and creative research Will look to broaden the portfolio beyond flooding into integrated water management and form stronger links with the Water Engineering Portfolio

6 EPSRC – Broader Priorities Living With Environmental Change Water and Infrastructure highlighted as a priorities Resilient national infrastructure, water security and protection from extreme events (e.g. flooding) Energy Challenge Theme Energy Efficiency (Grow) Whole Energy Systems (Grow) Water-Energy Nexus This is “on our radar” Potential activity currently being scoped


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