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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 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....

UK Freshwater Quality Programme News

The UK Freshwater Quality Programme Spring newsletter is now published. The Freshwater Quality Programme Spring 2024 newsletter, has been produced by the Champion team based in water@leeds. The newsletter provides updates from the Champion team and the five nationwide research projects within the programme, which each focus on different aspects of water quality.  To receive future newsletters...

Research Student Spotlight: Jyoti Narsude and her hopes after COP28

Jyoti Narsude, a member of the water@leeds PGR network, attended COP28 as part of the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures team. Jyoti has shared her reflections on the event and answered some questions for us on how this relates to her research, and her hopes for action in the future. Jyoti’s PhD project: The Role...

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