How will we deliver an environmentally sustainable wastewater service that meets customer and regulator expectations by 2050?
We are currently working on the approach to answering this Big Question, and more information will be given here soon.
The areas that this Big Question covers includes:
- Developing a resilient wastewater service that has the ability to cope with the impacts of growth and climate change
- Develop sustainable treatment technologies
- Maintain and protect biosolids quality
- Play our part in controlling any emerging substances of concern to the environment
Once we understand where the gaps are, we will produce a route map – this is a plan as to how we will answer our Big Question.
The route map will have a number of key elements. At the top will be our Big Question and then we will look to see what Outcomes we need from the research programme -if we can achieve all these outcomes we can answer the Big Question. This is the stage we are currently at for this Big Question.
The next stage will be to think about the key benefits we want the research projects to deliver to meet these outcomes.
Following this, we will plan the research projects to help deliver the benefits.