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Undertake transformational fundamental and applied research that enables us to be at the heart of the global water research and innovation community.


Enhance and develop partnerships with global and local organisations to maximise the value of water research.


Generate research outcomes which have major positive impacts on society and the environment, reduce inequalities and shape a better future for humankind.

Next Generation

Train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary awareness to make a positive contribution to tackling water-related challenges.


water@leeds Early Career Research Network

We are relaunching the water@leeds Early Career Network. If you are a research student or postdoc working on a water related project join us on June 13th at 12.00, for the relaunch of the water@leeds early career researcher network to meet other researchers from across campus, input your ideas for future ECR events, and learn...

Water and AI initiative

Our very popular 'water and AI initiative' continues with two more events: Ethics and AI Date: Monday, 17 June 2024 Time: 12:00-15:00 (includes lunch) Venue: Garstang 8.11, School of Geography 30 places available Please register your place This is the third workshop in our popular Water & AI series. We will explore some of the ethical issues...

water@leeds Report 2023

The water@leeds Report 2023 is now live and available to read here. We hope our report indicates some of the great work, vibrancy and diversity water@leeds brings. Established in 2009, water@leeds draws together over 500 academics and postgraduates from across the University of Leeds to deliver excellent, internationally leading water science, technology and policy research....

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