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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...

Managing Our Most Precious Resource

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Professor Andrew Tyler, University of Stirling leads the MOT4Rivers research project which is part of the UK Freshwater Quality Programme. He argues for a wider understanding of our collective responsibilities in sustainable water management. In a blog written for the Scottish Funding Council to mark UN World Water Day 2024, Professor Tyler who is also...

Global Shared Learning Programme: Classroom 2024 MEX-UK

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The water@leeds team would like to invite PGRs to participate in the 'Clean Water and Sanitation' Global Shared Learning: Classroom 2024 programme led by Tecnologico de Monterrey Mexico. This initiative is open to PGR students interested in developing their global citizen skills.  The programme is aligned with the University of Leeds vision of being a...

PGRs - apply for upto £500 to support your project

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The next round of our biannual SPRING Competition is now open, with a deadline of 19 April 2024. SPRING - Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation is a postgraduate research funding competition developed by water@leeds which is open to all postgraduate research students whose research involves some aspect related to water. Maybe you work...

Climate change disrupts seasonal flow of rivers

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Climate change is disrupting the seasonal flow of rivers in the far northern latitudes of America, Russia and Europe, posing a threat to water security and ecosystems, according to new research. A team of scientists led by the University of Leeds analysed historical data from river gauging stations across the globe and found that 21%...

Greenland’s ice sheet is melting and being replaced by vegetation

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An estimated 11,000 sq miles or 28,707 sq kilometres of Greenland’s ice sheet and glaciers have melted over the last three decades, according to a major analysis of historic satellite records. The total area of ice loss is equivalent to the size of Albania and represents about 1.6 % of Greenland’s total ice and glacier...

Water, Sanitation and Health MSc alumnus selected as finalist in the British Council Alumni Awards 2024

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An alumnus from the School of Civil Engineering has been selected as a finalist in the British Council Alumni Awards in the category of Science and Sustainability. We are delighted to announce that alumnus Mohamed Kamal, MSc Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering 2019, has been selected as a finalist in the British Council Egypt Alumni Awards...