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As part of the Usumacinta Roc Project, Dr. Julia Martin-Ortega and colleagues from ECOSUR and Scotland Rural College tested an innovative participatory research method. Using Theatre Forum, they presented some of the results of the project, which focus on understanding the risks that using an ecosystem services framing of environmental problems might bring in terms…
A projected consequence of climate change is the increase of farmland and crop production in 1200 areas that will expand northward to eventually cover an average of three-quarters of the boreal regions by 2099. These well-known agricultural lands include large sections of Canada, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Russia and the United States. This was from a study led by…
Plastic microfibres which includes synthetic fabrics in our clothing and textiles has been found polluting our rivers. This was based on a study made by Dr Paul Kay on 28 river samples from six different field sites in Northern England. Dr Kay added, “These tiny plastic fragments and flakes may prove to be one of…
Led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative undertook a comprehensive scientific assessment of the state of knowledge on the forest-water relationship. The panel’s report was formally launched last 10th July at the UN Headquarters in New York. Dr Julia Martin-Ortega, Associate…
The Intergrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa project (HyCRISTAL) is working both to improve climate change predictions for East Africa and to use that information to inform long-term decision-making in the region.
The blog by Professor Martin Tillotson (Civil Engineering) describes the research areas covered by water@leeds and the importance it places on providing expert support to business. To read the full article go to: http://www.ncub.co.uk/blog/developing-solutions-to-improve-the-world-s-water-problems
River invertebrates react the same way to decreasing glacier cover wherever in the world they are, say scientists who have evaluated more than one million of them in diverse regions with shrinking glaciers, to determine the impact of global environmental change. Their findings, published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicate that there is a…
The £1m project led by G2O Water Technologies to develop new, graphene-based water filters has teamed up with water@leeds to bring the technology closer to addressing world-wide water scarcity. Read the full University of Leeds press release here. The story has also been featured in the Yorkshire Post. Click here to read the full article….
The water@leeds Annual Report 2016-2017 is now available to view at https://water.leeds.ac.uk/annual-report. The Report contains facts and figures about water@leeds’ performance and membership throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, as well as highlighting some of our members’ successes, new research and funding, and a list of selected publications.
An innovative project aims to demonstrate that landscape restoration could protect at-risk upland communities from flash flooding. Professor Joseph Holden, director of water@leeds at the University of Leeds, is co-investigator on the £1.2m project, which will investigate natural flood management methods as a low-cost way to reduce flooding in rural communities that are near steep…