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What we do


The Scottish Government have funded Centres of Expertise in areas of high policy importance to deliver evidence directly to policy.


As the Centres of Expertise for Waters, our science-policy priorities are to: 

  • Deliver evidence needed to implement regulations on protecting and improving the water environment.
  • Provide expert advice for policy needs on ongoing and emerging opportunities and challenges in areas such as water quality & health, a net-zero circular economy & societal perceptions of water issues.
  • Engage with a wide range of information users and communities, to maximise the benefits of the research to society.

Through our projects and wider engagement activities, we:

  • Deliver timely and accurate advice
  • Coordinate and fund research, analysis and interpretation
  • Stimulate innovative and proactive thinking
  • Develop an ethos of co-production and genuine knowledge exchange
  • Develop the networks and skills of researchers, policy makers and practitioners to make best use of available science leading to improved environmental, social and economic outcomes.


Academic Partners

CREW is a partnership between the James Hutton Institute, Scottish Higher Education Institutes and Research Institutes: