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Chartered Engineer Dr Mark Trigg has analysed the leading global flood risk prediction models and has found significant differences between the predictions they make. Software like this is used to plan major developments and, based on research using Africa as an example, Dr Trigg, from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, now says further work needs…
The Wet Networking Series was originally developed by law firm Pinsent Masons, with the aim of bringing together innovative water technology companies with investors, advisors and corporate organisations.  The ongoing series is jointly organised with Arup, and Wet Networks events have been running London for more than 10 years. First Drop is the first Wet…
During the first week in December 2016 Dr Christian Berretta (UoL – Civil Engineering), Andrea Aiello (UoL – Civil Engineering), Kara Hazelgrave (UoL – water@leeds) arranged to join visiting researcher Dr Ankit Garg (IIT – Civil Engineering) on a tour of the UoL Plant Growth Suite (PGS) facilities, thanks to Suite Managers Lance Penketh (UoL…
The HyCRISTAL 2nd annual meeting took place in Kisumu Kenya in November 2016. HyCRISTAl aims to develop our understanding of East African climate change and use this for long-term decision making in the region. The research focuses on East Africa, with project sites in the Lake Victoria Basin.  
Alain Gadian participated in the India – U.K. Workshop in Pune from 28th November to 1st December with the talk:”Changes in convective rainfall in future climates over Western Europe”. Read more about the workshop here.
Japanese Knotweed, American signal crayfish, zebra mussels are all species which have received a deservedly bad press in recent years. They may cause a shudder among those who know the huge damage they can cause, but does this reaction lead to effective steps to reduce the risks of such invasive species spreading? It is a challenging question that for the…
NERC announced in February that they will scope two new areas for potential large-scale strategic research investments: •    Enhancing the resilience of UK peatlands •    Designing future landscapes for biodiversity and ecosystem services Calls for community members to join scoping groups for these potential SPAs will open shortly, and the scoping groups will work to…
Thames21 and water@leeds organised a workshop on Marine and Riverine Plastic Pollution. The event included presentations of plastic pollution experts and discussions on how NGO’s and Researchers can work together to find solutions. Costas Velis from the University of Leeds presented and overview on current research into sources of litter and the routes into aquatic environments. The…
LAPSE Land-atmosphere interactions over Brazil and evaluating coupled climate models, Co-I.(Newton Fund Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil). PI Dominick Spracklen. Co-Is: Luis Garcia-Carreras, John Marsham, Wolfgang Buermann Emanuel Gloor. (February)