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A Water-WISER PhD offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the generation of new knowledge to improve water, waste & sanitation infrastructure and services for the poorest and most marginalised members of our global community.
Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. And it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6). SDG6 is the aspiration that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation and that…
Our monthly series spotlighting the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers Stephanie Bradbeer Faculty of Biological Sciences Supervisors: Dr Alison Dunn, Dr Claire Quinn   Tell us a bit about yourself: Born and raised in Bristol, prior to coming to Leeds I completed my BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter (w/study…
As part of the HyCRISTAL Project, the team spent time with some community groups in Kisumu and Kampala talking about their experiences of flooding in the urban areas where they live.  We talked about what happened before, during and after a flood, and how high the waters came and where actually got flooded.  Initially this was to inform our flood modelling, and check the accuracy of our simulations, but listening to their stories, we wanted to do something with the stories they were telling about their real, lived experience of these events.
Over the past four years, and with support from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), Dr Nicolas Salazar Sutil from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries/water@leeds has been conducting action research in the Lake Chad Basin, with partners in Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria. Three ongoing projects have so far focused on community-building through…
Congratulations to Murat Okumah, PhD student at the Sustainability Research Institute, who is the winner of the 11th water@leeds SPRING Award. SPRING is the acronym for ‘Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation’! It is a postgraduate research funding competition developed by water@leeds through its Doctoral Research and Training Centre which is open to…
water@leeds in partnership with faculty Athena Swan teams are delighted to announce the results of the first Water Woman Award. Water Woman aims to recognize the achievements of women in Science, and their power to inspire others. By rewarding achievements by women whose work contributes to the scientific objectives of water@leeds in securing competitive research…
The second edition of the water@leeds text book Water Resources: An Integrated Approach has been published by Routledge. Edited by water@leeds director, Joseph Holden, it includes chapter contributions from present and past members of water@leeds. Water Resources: An Integrated Approach provides students with a comprehensive overview of natural processes associated with water and the modifications of…
Opportunity on PGR Placements at the Water Institute, University of Waterloo (Canada) Application deadline: 12 December 2019 water@leeds are inviting expressions of interest by PGRs funded by any of the UK Research Councils to opt to the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme. Specifically, we will support applications for PGRs to spend 12 – 24 weeks…