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Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  January 2022: Manal Ali Al Balushi PhD title: Flood Processes in Ephemeral Catchments in Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. School of Geography, Faculty of Environment Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Holden and Dr Mark Trigg Photograph: Manal (right) beside a gauge station (wadi…
We are delighted to announce that Dr Adam Booth and Dr Mark Trigg are joining the water@leeds executive team as Associate Directors to lead on the missions of Next Generation and Research. Dr Adam Booth will lead on Mission 4 – Next Generation: to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge,…
water@leeds is delighted to partner with the British Hydrological Society Pennines Group on an annual Christmas showcase of work by postgraduate researchers. This year’s online event took place on 29 November, with presentations from  Iain Johnston and Zora van Leeuwen who are both working on research projects related to flood impact. Thanks to Martin Smith…
We are delighted to announce our SPRING award winners for December 2021. The SPRING competition is a funding award which is part of water@leeds’ Mission 4: Next Generation – to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary awareness to make a positive contribution to tackling water-related challenges. The award…
water@leeds has partnered with the British Hydrological Society Pennines group to showcase new research in a second Christmas Lecture, which this year highlights the work of two postgraduate researchers working on projects related to flood impact.  The lecture will take place on 29 November, 12.00-1.00pm on line.  Register here. Effects of flooding on the stability…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  November 2021: Harrison Laurent PhD title: The Biological Role of Water in Extreme Conditions List of Publications: ORCiD School of Physics and Astronomy Supervisors: Prof Lorna Dougan (primary), Dr Alan Soper, Prof David Brockwell Photograph: Harrison presenting his work at…
Applications for the main NERC Panorama DTP studentship competition for October 2022 entry are now open, the application deadline is Wednesday 5th January 2022. There are 26 highly competitive NERC  fully funded studentship awards for session 2021/22 covering the full cost of University fees plus Maintenance of £15,609 (2021/22 rate) per year for 3.5 years,…
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the water@leeds leadership team as an Associate Director for a two year period. Two posts are available, and the successful applicants will support the two water@leeds Directors, working alongside two other Associate Directors and a core Management Team to lead the delivery of one of our four strategic…
water@leeds and The University of Leeds Social Sciences Institute (LSSI) are delighted to announce that our Associate Director Professor Julia Martin-Ortega, and member of the Sustainability Research Insitute, has been appointed as a member of the Social Science Expert Panel (SSEP) of the Natural England Scientific Advisory Committee (NESAC). Julia is a Professor in Ecological Economics and Associate Director of water@leeds, one…
An ambitious project has been launched to tackle largescale restoration of Europe’s wetlands, with €23 million of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme Green Deal. WaterLANDS (Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness) will restore wetland sites across Europe which have been decimated by human activity and lay the foundations for scalable protection…