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Climate change information for East African decision making

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The Intergrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa project (HyCRISTAL) is working both to improve climate change predictions for East Africa and to use that information to inform long-term decision-making in the region.

Developing solutions to improve the world’s water problems

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The blog by Professor Martin Tillotson (Civil Engineering) describes the research areas covered by water@leeds and the importance it places on providing expert support to business. To read the full article go to: http://www.ncub.co.uk/blog/developing-solutions-to-improve-the-world-s-water-problems

Mapping the global impact of shrinking glaciers on river invertebrates

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River invertebrates react the same way to decreasing glacier cover wherever in the world they are, say scientists who have evaluated more than one million of them in diverse regions with shrinking glaciers, to determine the impact of global environmental change. Their findings, published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicate that there is a...

Graphene water filter project takes a step closer to tackling water industry problems

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The £1m project led by G2O Water Technologies to develop new, graphene-based water filters has teamed up with water@leeds to bring the technology closer to addressing world-wide water scarcity. Read the full University of Leeds press release here. The story has also been featured in the Yorkshire Post. Click here to read the full article....

water@leeds Annual Report

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The water@leeds Annual Report 2016-2017 is now available to view at https://water.leeds.ac.uk/annual-report. The Report contains facts and figures about water@leeds' performance and membership throughout the 2016-2017 academic year, as well as highlighting some of our members' successes, new research and funding, and a list of selected publications.

New research aims to protect communities at risk from flooding

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An innovative project aims to demonstrate that landscape restoration could protect at-risk upland communities from flash flooding. Professor Joseph Holden, director of water@leeds at the University of Leeds, is co-investigator on the £1.2m project, which will investigate natural flood management methods as a low-cost way to reduce flooding in rural communities that are near steep...

Earthwatch Seminar

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Earthwatch Seminar hosted by water@leeds and School of Civil Engineering Date: Friday 20 October 2017 Speakers: Dr Wim Clymans and Luis Felipe Velasquez   Missed the Earthwatch Seminar? Click here to see the slides.   About Earthwatch Earthwatch (http://eu.earthwatch.org/) has a long history (since the 1970s) in the development and delivery of citizen science projects...

Natural Flood Management: Results from a survey

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Rosalind Bark, Julia Martin-Ortega & Kerry Waylen  September 2017 This briefing note presents a summary of the results of a survey that was conducted during the spring of 2017. A total 118 respondents across the UK with a broad interest in flood risk, water, land or environmental management answered the survey. The survey’s aim was...

The University of Leeds is contributing to ensure greater resilience of the UK's food supply

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Dr Julia Martin-Ortega (Earth and Environment) and Dr Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero (Civil Engineering) have just been awarded one of the five projects funded by the UK’s Global Food Security programme (£1.51M).     The Programme, which is led by the BBSRC, ESRC, NERC and the Scottish government, is funding £4.9 million of interdisciplinary research to...

Experts warn about effects of melting glaciers downstream

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Researchers have called for urgent global action to address the effects of rapidly shrinking glaciers on ecosystems further downstream. Although the impact of melting glaciers on sea levels has received much attention, a team of academics have outlined other effects that will have a significant impact on freshwater and near-shore marine systems downstream. These range...