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Following the award of the Impact Acceleration Fund to support the piloting of a water knowledge exchange project in Tanzania, we are glad to announce that progress is ongoing to expand the concept in four countries in Eastern and Southern Africa. The establishment of the Water Knowledge Exchange Hub is fundamental to the achievement of…
The water@leeds research community is inspired by the global and regional grand challenges for water. We invite you to interact with our research map which shows the locations of our partnership projects around the world. Click on the map to and select pins to find our more about each project. water@leeds currently operates around £90M…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  June 2021: Dewa Ayu Putu Eva Wishanti PhD title: The Impact of Foreign Aid on Water Governance in Indonesia: A Case Study of Fragmented Water Service Reform School of Politics and International Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences Supervisors: Professor Anna…
Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation (SPRING) water@leeds is supporting postgraduate research by offering PhD students the opportunity to apply for £500 in support of their water-related projects.    The 2021 deadlines for the award have just been announced as 18th June and 12th November. The SPRING Award is interdisciplinary and open to all…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Silvia Edith Olvera-Hernandez PhD title: Performing values as a mechanism to explore local representation in environmental governance. School of Earth and Environment Supervisors: Prof. Julia Martin-Ortega and Dr. George Holmes Tell us a bit about yourself: Hello everyone!…
As part of the Water Governance webinar series, the Water Value Research group presents four events in May 2021. Often in conversation with ‘the arts’, these will explore some of the possibilities and challenges of knowing and governing waters as relational, affective and political vital phenomena. Thursday 6th May 11 am-12.30pm BST Anthropologists Amber Abrams…
Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new research paper. water@leeds director Professor Joseph Holden and members Professor Andy Baird, Professor Pippa Chapman, Dr Richard Grayson contributed to the paper, which was published in Nature on 21 April. Peatlands occupy just three…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Dr. Andy Carr PhD title: Multi-threaded Congo River Channel Hydraulics: Field-based Characterisation and Representation in Hydrodynamic Models School/ Faculty: School of Civil Engineering Supervisors: Dr Mark Trigg (primary), Dr Mark W. Smith, Dr Duncan Borman Photograph shows Andy setting…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month:  Eleanor Pearson PhD title: Modelling the interactions between geomorphological processes and Natural Flood Management School/ Faculty: School of Geography Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Carrivick, Prof. Rob Lamb (Lancaster), Dr Andrew Sleigh, Prof. Nigel Wright (visiting Professor, School of Geography)…
A new annual bursary has been set up to support Masters students investigating natural flood management at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. The Bursary is named in recognition of the work of the founder of Treesponsibility and The Source Partnership, Penny Eastwood, otherwise known as Dongria Kondh.  Students will work under the supervision…