Will Ingram


Telephone: +44 7810 590 443 

College: College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Discipline: Engineering
Department: College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Water System

Will Ingram is currently undertaking a PhD in Engineering at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Water Systems. He graduated from the University of York with an MChem in Chemistry in 2015. His fourth year was spent in Mumbai researching heavy metal pollution in municipal wastewater in India and constructed wetland remediation, in conjunction with IIT Bombay and the University of Mumbai. Since then he spent time at Forum for the Future in London, and was selected for the internship programme at the United Nations Environment Programme in Nairobi where he researched and wrote policy documents for the Global Wastewater Initiative. He has also worked for a London-based NGO that researches international climate change policy and supports delegations from developing countries at the UN climate change summits.

Will is working on smart water distribution systems in sub-Saharan Africa. His research is focused on a novel technology developed by industrial partner eWaterpay, which is based on an Internet of Things enabled tap, pre-payment mechanisms, and real-time remote data reporting on water usage and breakdowns. He plans to apply technical, social science, data science and business methodologies, with an aim to evaluate the performance of sustainable implementation of the technology. This research is focused on rural Tanzania and The Gambia, with an intended outcome of informing decision making on sustainability of rural water supply.