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New Research Projects in February

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LAPSE Land-atmosphere interactions over Brazil and evaluating coupled climate models, Co-I.(Newton Fund Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil). PI Dominick Spracklen. Co-Is: Luis Garcia-Carreras, John Marsham, Wolfgang Buermann Emanuel Gloor. (February)

Launch of Tropical Meteorology Handbook, February 2017

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Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters' Handbook was coordinated by the University of Leeds in collaboration with international researchers and meteorological agencies to help the region’s weather forecasters. It results from the African Monsoon Multidisciplinary Analysis (AMMA), the biggest research programme into African weather and climate ever conducted. Handbook editor and coordinator, Professor Douglas Parker a meteorologist...

Economic benefits of peatland restoration: making the numbers count for policy

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Julia Martin-Ortega has recently been awarded an Impact Acceleration Account fund from ESRC for the project entitled Economic benefits of peatland restoration: making the numbers count for policy. The project, worth £15,000, involves Julia and researchers from The James Hutton Institute (Anja Byg), Scotland's Rural College (Klaus Glenk) and Scottish Natural Heritage. Please find below a...

Dr Paul Kay from water@leeds talks to BuzzFeed about the cocktail of drugs polluting our rivers

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Dr Paul Kay has recently featured in a BuzzFeed article, discussing drugs polluting British rivers. A study by scientists at the University of Leeds suggests that pharmaceutical pollution – small amounts of drugs like painkillers and antibiotics – is widespread in British rivers, and highlights the current lack of regulation around it. Dr Paul Kay,...

New Research Projects in January

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C-CUS:  Climate, Costs and Urban Sanitation (Dec-2016 - Dec-2019).  Principal Investigator (PI):  Prof B. Evans (School of Civil Engineering); Co-Investigators (Co-Is):   Dr M. A. Camargo-Valero and Dr G. Locatelli (School of Civil Engineering). Funder: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (£700k). Microbial pollution in water sources under extreme weather conditions: modelling sediment-pathogen interactions (2017). PI: Dr I Douterelo (University of Sheffield); Co-Is: Dr M. A. Camargo-Valero, Dr C. Berretta and...