The City of Exeter in Devon combines a lively, modern and elegant city atmosphere with stunning countryside and coasts. Exeter has many historical and cultural attractions, as well as first-rate shopping and a lively nightlife. Exeter is located within easy reach of the Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks, the Blackdown Hills and East Devon Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the UNESCO 'Jurassic Coast' World Heritage Site, the only natural World Heritage Site in the UK. It is also ideally located for trips to the coast, with the 'English Riviera' being only 40 minutes away by train, and for access to Cornwall. Exeter is well served by all major transport links. It can be accessed by car from the M5 motorway, by rail-links from London, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Aberdeen and from Exeter Airport. Because of Exeter's small size, it can be explored easily on foot or by bus.

The University of Exeter was formally established in 1955, and has since grown to become of the world's leading academic institutions. It is currently a UK top-10 University and has been described as one of the UK's new 'Ivy-League' Universities. It is positioned in the global top 200. The Centre for Water Systems in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences is one of the UK's leading water-research centres.

The conference venue will be the Harrison Lecture Theatre in the Harrison Engineering Building on Exeter's Streatham Campus. The Campus has been described as one of the best-kept in the country, and recently won a Green Flag award recognising the beautiful campus environment. It was one of only four UK Universities to win such an award.

For directions to the City and the conference venue, please follow this link.

This link gives a detailed map of the Streatham Campus. Harrison is marked Number 23 on the campus map, and Holland Hall is Number 62.

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We would like to thank the following sponsors for their support in the IWA UK Young Water Professional Conference 2012:



Centre for Water Systems, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, Harrison Building, University of Exeter, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK


Last updated: March 2011