Events

water@leeds and the Centre for Global Development together with the Priestley International Centre for Climate are pleased to invite you to join us for an evening seminar to discuss “Energy Scenarios for the Bottom Billion” & “The role of science research in addressing the grand challenges”. On Monday 29th April, 15:30-17:30, at School of Geography SR2 (Garstang building room…
More than 3,700 large dams are planned or under construction, many in the Global South. FutureDAMS is a GCRF funded inter-disciplinary research and capacity development partnership that unites academics, practitioners and policy makers to improve planning and governance of dams. Dr Mdee’s talk draws on her research which explores the political ecology of competing water…
water@leeds is holding its first Global Café to discuss some of the responses received so far in our Global Water Survey.  We would like to invite all water@leeds DRTC members to be part of this event happening on Thursday 2nd of May 2019 from 11:30 -13:00 pm @ Room 1 on Edward Boyle Library Level 13 Since…
Old Man of the Mountains: ecocritical perspectives in Norman Nicholson’s verse drama Professor Jonathan Pitches, School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds Abstract This paper explores Norman Nicholson’s Cumbrian mystery play Old Man of the Mountains (1945). Nicholson’s play takes place in a modest Cumbrian cottage, near a typical lakeland dale, with a beck running beside…
Join water@leeds and Nexus for a showcase of technology, innovation opportunities and interdisciplinary research. Find out more about funding and innovation opportunities, and ways to collaborate with water researchers. See new technologies and learn about how they’re being applied in your sector Meet researchers and technical specialists from different disciplines Book a facility tour to…
World Water Week is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2019, World Water Week will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”. In 2018, over 3,300 individuals and around 380 convening organizations from 135 countries participated in the Week. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and…
  The African Climate Risks Conference is an open platform for sharing latest climate research on African climate among researchers, and with policy makers, practitioners and development partners, with the goal to ensure the improved flow of knowledge and interactions among researchers, practitioners and decision-makers; toward greater impact and legacy of completed and on-going African…
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…

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water@leeds Annual Confluence 2018 The water@leeds confluence will take place on Thursday 27th of September 2018 in the Edward Boyle Research Meeting Room 1. This event is an opportunity to network and develop new collaborations. Join us to talk about all things related to water. To attend the event, please register here There will be…
The aims of the visit are to discuss potential collaborations with AMBIENTA and to promote future engagement between AMBIENTA and water@leeds‐Leeds University Tentative Agenda 12:00 Welcome meeting with Gabriela Lopez 13:00 Seminar ‘AMBIENTA’s close to market research projects and opportunities for collaboration with United Kingdom and water@leeds’ 15:00 University Tour/ one‐one meetings Federico Julian,  AMBIENTA…
Abstract Cape Town – a rapidly growing city of four million – is currently suffering from the worst drought on record. After three consecutive dry years, including the two driest years on record, the reservoirs supplying the region are nearly empty. Extreme water restrictions – limiting per capita daily use to a mere 50 litres…
Information Session hosted by the Priestley International Centre for Climate and water@leeds Tender-based contract research from government departments, companies, national parks, local authorities etc. provide an alternative route for funding exciting, demand-driven research. They open opportunities to make connections with stakeholder groups, build profile as an expert in the field and have different flexibilities (and…
Gratefully borrowing a good title from water@leeds, the Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) one day Confluence takes place on June 15th. The event will bring together 150 people engaged in water catchment issues such as peatland restoration, reducing flood and drought risk, enabling sustainable agriculture and improving water quality. Some will be from professional and…
Join water@leeds, the Centre for Global Development (CGD) and Research in Development Network (RiDNet) for a Chatham House Discussion with Tim Wainwright Chief Executive of WaterAid UK A Career in International Development Notes from the Frontline of WASH and Disability Tim will be talking to Professor Barbara Evans, Chair of Public Health Engineering at the…
The aim of the workshop is to identify opportunities for collaboration and to develop a long-term partnership between the UoL and Natural England. The joint collaborations can include: development of research projects, public engagement activities and opportunities for the professional development of students. The activities can be based on Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve (NNR)….
This event is free, but spaces are limited so registration is mandatory and must be completed before 5pm 16th May. The Problem. “Business as Usual is not an Option” means that decision makers must find a different trajectory of change that’s consistent with the Forward Operating Environment, rather than one based on incremental improvement on…
Taking place on 3 May 2018, the festival provides the opportunity to meet people from the University’s Themes and Platforms, which drive and support the development of interdisciplinary research. The free event – running from 2.30pm to 6pm at Parkinson Court – will showcase examples of how our researchers work across the disciplines to tackle global grand challenges…
Dear water@leeds DRTC members, We are delighted to invite you over to our 3rd water@leeds DRTC welcome event. Celebrating the beginning of the new academic year, meeting new and familiar faces (over lunch). Please join us by RSVP to water@leeds.ac.uk   What to expect: Informal meeting with the water@leeds team (Directors; Joe and Martin, Jane, Gaby,…