STREAM PhD Student Matthew Holmes won the best presentation prize at the IWA’s UK conference for Young Water Professionals which was held at the University of Manchester, 23-25 April. The theme of the conference was, ‘What is smart?’, Matt’s presentation, ‘Resilient Infrastructure: Do loosely-coupled dependencies mediate the risk of cascading failure?’ covered his PhD work in collaboration with United Utilities, Severn Trent Water and Yorkshire Water. Congratulations Matt!
Matt is currently in the final year of the PhD STREAM Programme and is sponsored by United Utilities. STREAM is the Industrial Doctoral Centre for the Water Sector funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and companies who sponsor research projects. For more information about STREAM visit: http://www.stream-idc.net/index.php