Events

water@leeds is delighted to be hosting the Global Flood Partnership Annual Meeting 2022. The Global Flood Partnership is a cooperation framework between scientific organisations and flood disaster managers worldwide to develop flood observational and modelling infracstructure, leveraging on existing initiatives for better predicting and managing flood disaster impacts and flood risk globally. Each year, floods…

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Nature Water Chief Editor Dr Fabio Pulizzi will introduce the new Nature journal ahead of its launch in January 2023. Venue: Seminar Room 1, Garstang 7.36, School of Geography Date: Tuesday 24th of May 2022 Time:     11:30 – 12:30 – Seminar 12:30 – 13:30    Networking lunch The event is open for all. Please register for this event. The aims of…
We are delighted to present the water@leeds BHS Pennines Christmas Lecture 2021 which this year highlights the work of postgraduate researchers from the Schools of Earth and Environment and Geography. Effects of flooding on the stability of rail embankments. Iain Johnston, School of Earth and Environment Although transport embankments are often not designed for flood…
Oman’s International Conference on Water Engineering and Management of Water Resources (OICWE2020) Towards a Sustainable Water Future The conference will be held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman on 9-11 November 2020 at the Military Technological College (MTC) Sustainable water future is a global concern and is of particular importance where water resources are scarce. Sustainable water future can…
New members and new attendees are very welcome at this event which is a chance to share new ideas, ongoing work and look for potential new collaborations across all disciplines. Confluence is a great opportunity to quickly see some of the water-related activity across campus. 10.00 – 11.30 Virtual coffee  ‘ice break’ session Virtual coffee-…
water@leeds is excited to announce an online panel discussion on Career Progression, with a panel made up of the inspiring winners of the water@leeds Water Woman Award 2021. Register here The event is open to everyone associated with water@leeds, irrespective of gender.  The panel will share their thoughts on a set of career development and…
water@leeds previously hosted ICFM7 (last September 2017) and the first time the conference had been held in Europe. Next year, the 8th International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM8) will be held in Iowa City, Iowa on The University of Iowa campus. ICFM8 is an integral part of the ICFM conference series initiated in 2000. These conferences…
In recent years, research in various disciplines has demonstrated the importance of inclusive and transdisciplinary modes of water governance (if this is even the right word) for both human and non-human health and wellbeing.  Bringing this about in real world contexts of inequalities and competing interests can, however, be something else entirely! This challenge has…
Last year, the Ilkley Clean River Group’s (ICRG) citizen-led campaign achieved a first for rivers in the UK – bathing water status for a stretch of the Wharfe, Yorkshire. As a key figure in the ICRG, Kathleen Roberts will share some of her experiences within this potentially transformative process. Kathleen will be mainly talking about the Ilkley Clean…
In April 2021, Vania Belén Suárez and Amy Sharrocks met on a street corner in Leeds for a conversation about water as part of The Ballad of Crown Point Bridge. By the banks of the River Aire, at the very point that it connects with the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the Aire & Calder…
In recent years, a great deal of research across various disciplines has demonstrated the need to develop inclusive and transformative modes of water governance (if this is even the right word) that can make space for a multiplicity of water knowledges, experiences and values. Actually doing this in real world contexts of competing interests and forms of evidence…