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The SPRING competition is a PGR funding award developed by water@leeds which is open to all PhD students working on projects related to water. It provides the opportunity to apply for £500 to support research. Applications for the December round of the award are now invited. We’ll consider any research that considers water! – whether…
Priority global water-research questions for the looming climate crisis Monday 14 November, 13:00 – 15:00 GMT Register here. water@leeds recently published an article in the One Earth Journal showcasing a list of six priority global water research themes for the coming decade, outputs from a global scoping exercise. These six thematic domains include water and…
Legitimacy and Priorities for Agricultural Income Support Schemes: Experimental Evidence from Scotland Invited speaker: Dr Klaus Glenk, SRUC Scotland’s Rural College Thursday 10 November, 14:00 – 15:00 Seminar Room 2, 8.11 School of Geography Please register here Klaus is Reader in Environmental Economics at SRUC, Edinburgh, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment…
We welcome you to join us for our annual event which is all about sharing ideas, meeting new people, and creating new interdisciplinary collaborations around the theme of water. There are no disciplinary boundaries –  we welcome presentations and participants from across faculties. We hope you will join us for the first in-person Confluence since…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  September 2022 – Zhe Zhan School of Civil Engineering and member of the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development  Hub. PhD title: The impact of flooding on onsite sanitation – new approaches to predicting environmental contamination and health impacts…
NERC co-appoint Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as Freshwater Quality Champions The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have co-appointed Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as the new Freshwater Quality Champion for the Understanding changes in quality of UK freshwaters programme. This appointment will see the academics lead and co-ordinate a new four-year programme on ‘Understanding changes…
The 2022 Global Flood Partnership Annual Conference will be held at the University of Leeds from Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th September. The conference venue is School of Chemical and Process Engineering. The theme is  Floods and People: Health, Food, Climate, Conflict and Migration. Registration is now closed.  Preliminary agenda here: AGENDA There will be…
We are delighted to announce our SPRING award winners for August 2022. The SPRING competition is a funding award which is part of water@leeds’ Mission 4: Next Generation – to 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. The award is…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  August 2022: Ashley Victoria School of Chemical & Process Engineering and School of Physics and Astronomy PhD title: Developing a Commercial Process for the Sustainable Production of All-Cellulose Composites from Textile Waste. Supervisors: Professor Mike Ries School of Physics and…
water@leeds has won First Prize in the category Personal Development, Reward, and Recognition  in the University’s inaugural Research Culture and Engaged for Impact Awards. Winners and runners-up were presented with their awards during a campus showcase on Tuesday 19 July, hosted by our Chancellor, Professor Dame Jane Francis, and Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research…