The Water Education Trust: Water Research

General Research Enquiries

The majority of the Pumping Station’s paper archive and photographs are held at the University of Nottingham’s Manuscripts & Special Collections Department at Kings Meadow Campus which are accessible to all (an appointment may be necessary). These and other water related archives are held in the department’s River, Drainage and Water records.

Manuscripts & Special Collections
University of Nottingham
Kings Meadow Campus
Lenton Lane
0115 9514565

Should you have any other research enquiries regarding the Pumping Station and its collection, the Museum Director will be happy to help and can be contacted via email:

PhD Water Research

Dr Georgina Wood has worked closely with Papplewick Pumping Station over the past four years as part of her PhD research into Water Literacy, Education and Citizenship. The work explored existing forms of water education in the East Midlands and assessed how social influences affect young peoples’ attitudes, values and behaviour towards water and how through new forms of teaching these attitudes could be changed to produce a more water literate citizen.

In March 2014 Georgina was awarded her PhD and we are delighted to host a summary of her work here on the Pumping Station's website.

Please click on the title below to read Georgina’s PhD summary:
Water Literacy and Citizenship: Education for Sustainable Domestic Water Use in the East Midlands