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Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  September 2022 – Zhe Zhan School of Civil Engineering and member of the UKRI GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development  Hub. PhD title: The impact of flooding on onsite sanitation – new approaches to predicting environmental contamination and health impacts…
NERC co-appoint Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as Freshwater Quality Champions The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) have co-appointed Professor Pippa Chapman and Professor Joseph Holden as the new Freshwater Quality Champion for the Understanding changes in quality of UK freshwaters programme. This appointment will see the academics lead and co-ordinate a new four-year programme on ‘Understanding changes…
The 2022 Global Flood Partnership Annual Conference will be held at the University of Leeds from Tuesday 6th – Thursday 8th September. The conference venue is School of Chemical and Process Engineering. The theme is  Floods and People: Health, Food, Climate, Conflict and Migration. Registration is now closed.  Preliminary agenda here: AGENDA There will be…
We are delighted to announce our SPRING award winners for August 2022. 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 is…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  August 2022: Ashley Victoria School of Chemical & Process Engineering and School of Physics and Astronomy PhD title: Developing a Commercial Process for the Sustainable Production of All-Cellulose Composites from Textile Waste. Supervisors: Professor Mike Ries School of Physics and…
water@leeds has won First Prize in the category Personal Development, Reward, and Recognition  in the University’s inaugural Research Culture and Engaged for Impact Awards. Winners and runners-up were presented with their awards during a campus showcase on Tuesday 19 July, hosted by our Chancellor, Professor Dame Jane Francis, and Professor Nick Plant, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research…
A natural flood management facility at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre, University of Leeds, has now been completed. The first of its kind in the UK, it will reduce flood risk in the area and make it more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Some of the measures include the planting of 5,000 trees, creating…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  July 2022 – Jessica Williams-Mounsey School of Geography PhD title: The impact of removing temporary tracks on blanket peatland ecohydrology. Supervisors: Joseph Holden, Richard Grayson, Alistair Crowle (Natural England) Tell us a bit about yourself:  I originally came from Lancashire,…
The SPRING competition is a PGR funding award developed by water@leeds which is open to all PhD students working on projects related to water. It provides the opportunity to apply for £500 to support research. We are pleased to announce the opening of the July round of the award. We’ll consider any research that considers…
Recent intense heatwaves in India and widespread US droughts have highlighted the need for a global approach to tackling chronic water shortages. New research from water@leeds has drawn together expert voices from across the globe to help address current and future water challenges. Key areas identified include water scarcity, sanitation and climate dynamics. But the…