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Opportunity on PGR Placements at the Water Institute, University of Waterloo (Canada) Deadline for Expression of Interest submission to obtain water@leeds support: 22 November 2019 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….
water@leeds with Athena Swan teams partnering to recognize the inspiring power of women.   water@leeds in partnership with faculty Athena Swan teams are delighted to launch 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…
Last 19th March 2019, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, gave a speech at the Waterwise Conference that warned the serious threats facing the UK’s water supply in the forthcoming decades. In his address he highlighted that more had to be done to increase supply, including building new reservoirs, reforming the current…
Dr Costas Velis together with a team of experts around Europe recently published a report ‘A Circular economy for plastics’ which examines the various issues surrounding the plastics value chain from production and use to final disposal, including research and innovation requirements to policy and funding interventions. According to the authors, although Europe is currently…
HyCRISTAL aims to improve our understanding of key climate-water processes in the region, by working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.  Professor Barbara Evans and Dr Declan Finney have been involved in knowledge sharing and public engagement events representing HyCRISTAL. Africa Water Week 2018: Inclusive urban WASH services under climate change The 7th…
A new study, co-authored by water@leeds member Professor Andy Challinor, suggests that climate change will affect regional precipitation and hence food supply. However, based from a study made by an international team of scientists, only a few regions around the world are currently undergoing precipitation changes that can be attributed to climate change. The study…
Dr Paola Sakai, Dr Ben Rabb (both from iCASP) together with Helen Miller from Leeds City Council just recently produced a policy brief that aims to support Leeds City Council’s proposal to adopt the reduced 110 l/day water usage target that is consistent with the national (and other regional) policies. The iCASP researchers have been using…
CatchX global platform was officially launched last 11 February 2019 by the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds and Earthwatch Europe. CatchX platform is a global web-based catchment hydrological information platform that allows scientists, water stewards and non-expert users to easily access and visualise hydrological information for river catchment level water management and stewardship. Designed by…
We are delighted to announce the launch of our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER). Water-WISER offers a unique opportunity to the next generation of water focussed scientists and engineers to contribute to knowledge about sustainable water, sanitation, and waste management services towards improving infrastructure and…
Researchers from Leeds are partners in two pioneering international collaborations to develop new approaches to the global challenges of improving water security and urban disaster risk management. The projects are part of an ambitious new initiative established by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The new scheme…