About Safe & Sure

This project is a £1.5 m EPSRC-funded fellowship, awarded to Professor David Butler, from 2013 to 2018.  ‘Safe & SuRe: Towards a New Paradigm for Water Management' develops and promotes new thinking and new approaches to water management in cities to meet global challenges.

The Safe & Sure Team

The Safe & SuRe team is led by Professor David Butler supported by two co-investigators and a researcher co-investigator.  A talented group of associate research fellows and many PhD/EngD students carry out the detailed research work.

Safe & Sure Partners

The fellowship has been designed to maximise benefits to UK industry, government and its policy makers, academia and society in general. A steering group has been established to review progress, advise on strategic direction, consider additional academic and user partners and shape future impact activities.


Safe & SuRe members led a workshop on 'Resilience in the Round' at the IWA World Water Congress in Tokyo on 19th September 2018.

Safe & SuRe members participated in the UK-China workshop on 'Water-Wise Cities and Smart Water Systems' in Xi'an, China, in Septemer 2018.

Safe & SuRe members presented at the WDSA/CCWI 2018 Joint Conference in Kingston, Canada, in July 2018.

Sarah Ward presented on 'Enhancing water services resilience: Perspectives' at the 6th Annual Seminar of the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Water Services in Finland on 8th June 2018.

The Water Industry Forum developed the Delivering Resilience in PR19 and Beyond event, held in Birmingham on 23rd May 2018, in association with the Safe & SuRe team.

Kate Baker gave a key note speech on 'Resilience learning for water sector culture change' and James Webber presented on 'Building reliability and resilience in surface water management' at the Resilience of the Water Sector Conference in May 2018.

Steering group only

This section contains information for steering group members only. This includes minutes of steering group meetings and copies of presentations and publications.