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New Research Shows Scottish Public Supports Investments to Restore Peatlands

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  A team of researchers from Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), the James Hutton Institute, and the University of Leeds have conducted a large scale national survey which has found that the general public is supportive of the Scottish Government's plans to restore peatlands. University of Leeds researcher and water@leeds member, Dr Julia Martin-Ortega, is a...

Visit to Fountains Abbey

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Megan Klaar and Lee Brown visited Fountains Abbey last week to discuss the implementation of natural flood management (NFM) measures in the River Skell catchment by the National Trust. They were also given a guided tour of the grounds and started to consider ways in which our group's expertise could help the NT to reduce fine...

Natural Flood Management (NFM) Survey

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Dr Rosalind Bark and Dr Julia Martin-Ortega have just launched a survey to explore the views and opinions of environmental professionals regarding Natural Flood Management (NFM). The responses collected are expected to improve our understanding of how NFM is perceived and is being implemented in the UK and will contribute to the debate around improving environmental and flood...

water@leeds researchers help bring Calder to wider community, February 2017

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Calder is a short film by Geoff Brokate and Paula Sutherland featuring the community of Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire.  The narrative documents personal challenges of residents responding to the transformative impact of the Boxing Day 2015 floods. Rosalind Bark (SEE) and Julia Martin-Ortega arranged for the first Leeds screening of Calder, and they joined the filmmakers...

TV: Leeds City Council’s executive board review of Boxing Day floods (Made in Leeds, 08/02/2017)

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Professor Joseph Holden (Geography) and Dr Paola Sakai (SEE) discussed flood prevention methods and the effects on small businesses. The interview is available to watch here, watch Joseph and Paola from 0:54 to 4.55 seconds. Paola Sakai discussed the problems that small and medium businesses have faced to overcome the 2015 winter floods. She mentioned that to...

New peatland communication tools

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Julia Martin- Ortega led the development of  two peatland condition assessment tools. The tools, one for the general public (learning module) and one for land managers (condition assessment) are available online. o   Cond. Assess tool: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/peatland-modules/?type=assess o   Learning mod.: http://www.see.leeds.ac.uk/peatland-modules/?type=learning Both of them include a mechanism by which the peatland condition drawings and...

New paper by Mark Trigg in University News

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Chartered Engineer Dr Mark Trigg has analysed the leading global flood risk prediction models and has found significant differences between the predictions they make. Software like this is used to plan major developments and, based on research using Africa as an example, Dr Trigg, from the University’s Faculty of Engineering, now says further work needs...

First Drop: Pinsent Masons and ARUP host Wet Networks event in Leeds

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The Wet Networking Series was originally developed by law firm Pinsent Masons, with the aim of bringing together innovative water technology companies with investors, advisors and corporate organisations.  The ongoing series is jointly organised with Arup, and Wet Networks events have been running London for more than 10 years. First Drop is the first Wet...

water@leeds tour University of Leeds (UoL) Plant Growth Suite with visiting researcher from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)

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During the first week in December 2016 Dr Christian Berretta (UoL – Civil Engineering), Andrea Aiello (UoL – Civil Engineering), Kara Hazelgrave (UoL – water@leeds) arranged to join visiting researcher Dr Ankit Garg (IIT – Civil Engineering) on a tour of the UoL Plant Growth Suite (PGS) facilities, thanks to Suite Managers Lance Penketh (UoL...

Andy Baird visit to Vietnam National University of Science. Hanoi, Vietnam 2016

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Andy Baird represented water@leeds on a visit to Vietnam before Christmas and was hosted by Vietnam National University of Science (VNU) in Hanoi. Andy gave a keynote paper on the role of tropical peatlands in the global carbon cycle at the 5th International Conference on Vietnamese Studies and was one of a number of international...