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10th Anniversary Celebration 2019

water@leeds celebrated its 10th Anniversary on 5 September 2019 at the University's Great Hall. Researchers and collaborators from around the world came together to celebrate a decade of achievement.

Directors Joseph Holden and Martin Tillotson reflected on the work of the past 10 years and the University's Vice Chancellor, Sir Alan Langlands congratulated water@leeds on both its interdisciplinary model and the impact of its work. The event focussed upon the work of water@leeds members, and the national and international partnerships which support this work.  It also provided an opportunity to make new connections, think about the future, and offer a call to action.

the call to action of today's event is to push forward over the next 10 years and work together with agencies and partners all over the world, to make a difference to lives by tackling water problems, and using every tool and discipline out there to address those challenges.

Professor Joseph Holden, water@leeds director


Presentations from water@leeds International Fellows

Our programme included presentations from three water@leeds international fellows.

Dr Adrian Unc, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.  Presentation: Algae and Wastewater, and Northern agriculture.

Dr Victor Kongo, Global Water Partnership Tanzania. Presentation: Partnering for a water secure future. View here

Dr Xhu Zhao, Hohai University, China.  Presentation: Evaluating the vulnerability of physical and virtual water resource networks in China’s megacities.  View here

Read our full programme for the day here

Professors Barbara Evans and Anna Mdee, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy and PhD researcher Alesia Ofori enjoying the celebrations.

Dr Duncan Quincey presents on the PEGASUS project.

Associate Director Miller Alonso Camargo convenes the first session

Global Water Research Questions

We are surveying the global water sector to find and prioritise the most significant research questions for the future. The survey will produce a prioritised list of the top 100 global research questions which will help direct research, policy and resources towards addressing major water challenges.