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Future Leaders Fellowship: Dr C Scott Watson

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Dr C Scott Watson is amongst the University's most promising research leaders to have earned national fellowships to advance work aimed at tackling global challenges.  Scott has received a Future Leaders Fellowship, funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). The fellowships enable universities and businesses to develop the next generation of world-class researchers and innovators. ...

SPRING Award Winners 2024

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the 17th SPRING competition. The SPRING award provides additional funds to research postgraduates to extend the scale and scope of their projects.  Up to £500 is awarded and winners also receive an invitation to present at water@leeds annual Confluence. The competition is open to PGRs working on...

The diverse, women-led collaboration sparking innovation in water research

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The partnership between water@leeds and Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico is expanding, with a focus on knowledge exchange and opportunities for early career researchers. In February this year, University of Leeds researchers visited Tecnológico de Monterrey (Tec) in Mexico for an interdisciplinary water collaborative event. It followed a successful visit by Tec delegates to the University...

Water Challenges and Innovation: Business and Academia Knowledge Exchange Symposium (water@leeds + Nexus)  

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One-day Knowledge Exchange Symposium hosted by water@leeds and Nexus (University of Leeds). Designed to help address real-world water challenges faced by industry, the public and third sectors. We invite postgraduate researchers (PGRs) and Early Career Researchers (ECRs) with an interest in water research to attend this and share their expertise. There is a vital need...

water@leeds Early Career Research Network

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We are relaunching the water@leeds Early Career Network. If you are a research student or postdoc working on a water related project join us on June 13th at 12.00, for the relaunch of the water@leeds early career researcher network to meet other researchers from across campus, input your ideas for future ECR events, and learn...

Water and AI initiative

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Our very popular 'water and AI initiative' continues with two more events: Ethics and AI Date: Monday, 17 June 2024 Time: 12:00-15:00 (includes lunch) Venue: Garstang 8.11, School of Geography 30 places available Please register your place This is the third workshop in our popular Water & AI series. We will explore some of the ethical issues...

water@leeds Report 2023

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The water@leeds Report 2023 is now live and available to read here. We hope our report indicates some of the great work, vibrancy and diversity water@leeds brings. Established in 2009, water@leeds draws together over 500 academics and postgraduates from across the University of Leeds to deliver excellent, internationally leading water science, technology and policy research....

UK Freshwater Quality Programme News

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The UK Freshwater Quality Programme Spring newsletter is now published. The Freshwater Quality Programme Spring 2024 newsletter, has been produced by the Champion team based in water@leeds. The newsletter provides updates from the Champion team and the five nationwide research projects within the programme, which each focus on different aspects of water quality.  To receive future newsletters...

Research Student Spotlight: Jyoti Narsude and her hopes after COP28

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Jyoti Narsude, a member of the water@leeds PGR network, attended COP28 as part of the Priestley Centre for Climate Futures team. Jyoti has shared her reflections on the event and answered some questions for us on how this relates to her research, and her hopes for action in the future. Jyoti’s PhD project: The Role...

New research will help to secure the future of our rivers

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Helping to improve our understanding of the changing nature of the quality of the water in our rivers is Professor Susan Waldron, Director of Research and Skills, Natural Environment Research Council. In this blog shared below she dives into the reality of river pollution and how it is more than just sewage spills. In New...