Professor Vanessa Speight is a Professor of Integrated Water Systems in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering and a member of our Management Board.
Vanessa is an internationally recognised expert in drinking water quality with a focus on potable water distribution systems, applications of models and data analytics for decision support, public health risk, and regulatory/policy development.
Her primary interests are understanding and modelling the reactions between hydraulics, microbiological constituents, and chemical contaminants within complex socio-technical urban water systems to design the innovative, sustainable water systems of the future.
Our Scholars work on projects which will help the world reach the targets set out in the SDGs. Supervised by academics from across academic disciplines, the Scholars also have the benefit of expertise from business and policy experts.