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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.


Future Leaders Fellowship: Dr C Scott Watson

Dr C Scott Watson is amongst the University's most promising research leaders to have earned national fellowships to advance work aimed at tackling global challenges.  Scott has received a Future Leaders Fellowship, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The fellowships enable universities and businesses to develop the next generation of world-class researchers and innovators. ...

SPRING Award Winners 2024

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 17th SPRING competition. The SPRING award provides additional funds to research postgraduates to extend the scale and scope of their projects.  Up to £500 is awarded and winners also receive an invitation to present at water@leeds annual Confluence. The competition is open to PGRs working on...

The diverse, women-led collaboration sparking innovation in water research

The partnership between water@leeds and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico is expanding, with a focus on knowledge exchange and opportunities for early career researchers. In February this year, University of Leeds researchers visited Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec) in Mexico for an interdisciplinary water collaborative event. It followed a successful visit by Tec delegates to the University...

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