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Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we highlight Mariam Zaqout PhD title: The Political Economy of Sanitation; driving incentives for more sustainable sanitation services in low and middle-income countries. School of Civil Engineering Supervisors: Prof Barbara Evans, Prof Anna Mdee, Dr Dani Barrington Tell us…
The call for NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowships is now open. Let water@leeds know if you’re interested in applying for a NERC KE Fellowship – contact Dr. Gabriela Lopez Gonzalez at geoglg@leeds.ac.uk / water@leeds.ac.uk.  We will host a Knowledge Exchange session to find out how we can support your application.     The NERC Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships are…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we introduce Meena Menon who is the joint recipient of our 12th S.P.R.I.N.G competition. PhD title: Social Movements and Local Sovereignty in the Age of Transnational Capital and Ecological Devastation in Postcolonial India. School of History Supervisors: Professor William…
The newly established Knowledge Exchange Hub – the partnership between water@leeds and Global Partnership Tanzania, ran it first online seminar on the 14th July 2020 which brought together representatives from Tanzania’s water sector to explore and discuss the challenges of knowledge exchange and the action needed to build on for the future. Speakers were Dr…
The water@leeds Annual Report is now on line and interactive here. The report features articles written by water@leeds researchers, illustrating our 4 core missions and how this research is linked to our global analysis of the Top 100 Water Research Questions. We hope it gives you just a small flavour of our recent activity and…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we introduce Liam Taylor, who is the joint recipient of our 12th S.P.R.I.N.G competition. PhD title: Using a new generation of remote sensing techniques to monitor Peru’s mountain glaciers School of Geography Supervisors: Dr Duncan Quincey, Dr Mark…
Professor Lex Comber of the School of Geography is leading a research project which will examine the changes in the spatial trends in geography antidepressant prescribing as a result of COVID-19. The project entitled COVID-19 and the Geography of Misery will use monthly prescribing data which is made freely available by the government. The spatial…
The research team at Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, School of Earth and Environment have repurposed their laboratory equipment for new COVID-19 related research. The Sorby Laboratory team are investigating respirator fit to inform face mask protocols.  This is a new Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, School of Earth & Environment and School of Engineering…
water@leeds member Dr Costas Velis and his team, are involved in a major study to model the stocks and flows of plastic waste around the world.  The study reveals how much is being openly burned, discarded on land and ends up in the oceans. Despite the enormous scale of the problem, the report says there…
Aragon-Briceno C, Grasham O, Ross A B, Dupont V, Camargo-Valero M A. (2020). Hydrothermal carbonization of sewage digestate at wastewater treatment works: Influence of solid loading on characteristics of hydrochar, process water and plant energetics. Renewable Energy, 157, 959-973. Bond, S., Kirkby, M. J., Johnston, J., Crowle, A., & Holden, J.(2020) Seasonal vegetation and management influence overland flow velocity and roughness in upland grasslands….