An innovative project aims to demonstrate that landscape restoration could protect at-risk upland communities from flash flooding. Professor Joseph Holden, director of water@leeds at the University of Leeds, is co-investigator on the £1.2m project, which will investigate natural flood management methods as a low-cost way to reduce flooding in rural communities that are near steep…
Leeds has recently become a Core City in the EUROCITIES Water Working Group’s Urban Water Agenda (UWA2030) Initiative, represented by a collaboration including Leeds City Council, University of Leeds and Leeds Beckett. Feedback is sought before 31st July from European cities of all sizes as well as stakeholders of the water sector, such as: water utilities…
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)
Julia Martin-Ortega has recently been awarded an Impact Acceleration Account fund from ESRC for the project entitled Economic benefits of peatland restoration: making the numbers count for policy. The project, worth £15,000, involves Julia and researchers from The James Hutton Institute (Anja Byg), Scotland’s Rural College (Klaus Glenk) and Scottish Natural Heritage. Please find below a…
C-CUS:  Climate, Costs and Urban Sanitation (Dec-2016 – Dec-2019).  Principal Investigator (PI):  Prof B. Evans (School of Civil Engineering); Co-Investigators (Co-Is):   Dr M. A. Camargo-Valero and Dr G. Locatelli (School of Civil Engineering). Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (£700k). Microbial pollution in water sources under extreme weather conditions: modelling sediment-pathogen interactions (2017). PI: Dr I Douterelo (University of Sheffield); Co-Is: Dr M. A. Camargo-Valero, Dr C. Berretta and…