Calder is a short film by Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland featuring the community of Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.  The narrative documents personal challenges of residents responding to the transformative impact of the Boxing Day 2015 floods. Rosalind Bark (SEE) and Julia Martin-Ortega arranged for the first Leeds screening of Calder, and they joined the filmmakers…
Julia Martin- Ortega led the development of  two peatland condition assessment tools. The tools, one for the general public (learning module) and one for land managers (condition assessment) are available online. o   Cond. Assess tool: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/peatland-modules/?type=assess o   Learning mod.: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/peatland-modules/?type=learning Both of them include a mechanism by which the peatland condition drawings and…
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…
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.
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…