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water@leeds has partnered with the British Hydrological Society Pennines group to showcase new research in a second Christmas Lecture, which this year highlights the work of two postgraduate researchers working on projects related to flood impact.  The lecture will take place on 29 November, 12.00-1.00pm on line.  Register here. Effects of flooding on the stability…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  November 2021: Harrison Laurent PhD title: The Biological Role of Water in Extreme Conditions List of Publications: ORCiD School of Physics and Astronomy Supervisors: Prof Lorna Dougan (primary), Dr Alan Soper, Prof David Brockwell Photograph: Harrison presenting his work at…
Applications for the main NERC Panorama DTP studentship competition for October 2022 entry are now open, the application deadline is Wednesday 5th January 2022. There are 26 highly competitive NERC  fully funded studentship awards for session 2021/22 covering the full cost of University fees plus Maintenance of £15,609 (2021/22 rate) per year for 3.5 years,…
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the water@leeds leadership team as an Associate Director for a two year period. Two posts are available, and the successful applicants will support the two water@leeds Directors, working alongside two other Associate Directors and a core Management Team to lead the delivery of one of our four strategic…
water@leeds and The University of Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) are delighted to announce that our Associate Director Professor Julia Martin-Ortega, and member of the Sustainability Research Insitute, has been appointed as a member of the Social Science Expert Panel (SSEP) of the Natural England Scientific Advisory Committee (NESAC). Julia is a Professor in Ecological Economics and Associate Director of water@leeds, one…
An ambitious project has been launched to tackle largescale restoration of Europe’s wetlands, with €23 million of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme Green Deal. WaterLANDS (Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness) will restore wetland sites across Europe which have been decimated by human activity and lay the foundations for scalable protection…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  October 2021:  Alejandra Zazueta-Lopez PhD title: Impacts of Coastal Eutrophication on Benthic Ecosystem Functions School of Geography Supervisors:  Prof. Clare Woulds and Dr. Christian Maerz Tell us a bit about yourself: I grew up in Culiacan, Sinaloa in the north…
Join water@leeds on 7 October 2021 for our annual meeting which will take place online. There will be three sessions of Lightning Talks showcasing the wide range of water research taking place across faculties, and also opportunities to network and develop new interdisciplinary collaborations.  Register here. New members and new attendees are very welcome at…
water@leeds is excited to announce a Career Progression event, with a panel made up of the inspiring winners of the Water Woman Award 2021. Water Woman Inspirational Career Panel Monday 4 October 2021, 10.30am Register here. This event is open to everyone associated with water@leeds, irrespective of gender.  The panel will share their thoughts on…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  September  2021: Tatiana Zúñiga-Burgos PhD title: Cell machinery manipulation for luxury phosphorus accumulation by Chlamydomonas reinhardtii from wastewater in temperate and tropical climates. School of Civil Engineering and School of Cell and Molecular Biology, and member of the UKRI GCRF…