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water@leeds Annual Confluence

Thursday 7 October 2021

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

11.30 – 13.00 Lightning Talks

11.30 Welcome from Joseph Holden & Martin Tillotson – water@leeds Directors

Session 1: 11.35 – 12.00

  • Lorna Dougan Exploring the structure of water in extreme environments
  • Alesia Ofori Why you need to consider politics in your next water project
  • Santosa Putra The effects of ditch dams on water-level dynamics in tropical peatlands
  • Ashley Victoria Fast Fashion to Smart Materials: All-cellulose composites
  • Karina Lickorish Quinn Mother Maranon: a novel about the use and abuse of the Maranon River
  • Devlina Pramanik The Impact of Microplastics on the Environment-Is there an Actual Remedy?

Session 2: 12.10 – 12.40

  • Simon Goodman  eDNA Sampling From Commercial Vessels Provides New Opportunities for Monitoring Marine Biodiversity
  • Dewa Wishanti Reshaping Foreign Aid in Local Water Governance: Evidence from Citarum River Basin, Indonesia
  • Rachael Osguthorpe Project update – impact of organic sheep grazing on upland soil functions
  • Meena Menon Habitat and culture and how they define social movements in India (with two examples)
  • Zoe Cole Biosecurity of raw water transfers
  • Iain Johnston The role of flooding in the activation of landslides
  • Silvia Olvera Hernandez Forum Theatre as a mechanism to explore representation of local people’s values in environmental governance
  • Jonathan Bolton Modelling, testing & optimising a novel wave-energy device

Session 3: 12.40 – 13.00

  • Charles Dannreuther
  • Paul Hutchings Peri-Urban Turbulence: explaining water and sanitation gaps during rural-urban transition
  • Susannah Hopson Indigenous Fights for Groundwater: The Agua Caliente Tribe v. Coachella Valley Water District
  • Angela Bayona Valderrama Hidden failures: assessing public health risks in intermittent water supply systems
  • Viktor Doychinov Pipebots – Pervasive Sensing for Buried Sewer and Water Pipes
  • Adam Booth Give a man a boat… First results of radar bathymetric mapping on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

13:00 Closing remarks from Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez – water@leeds coordinator

13.30 – 14.30 Social and networking on

Please email with any enquiries.