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Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we introduce Oliver Grasham PhD: Assessment of novel utilisation pathways for biogas and nitrogenous waste streams at wastewater treatment plants School: School of Chemical and Process Engineering Supervisors :Valerie Dupont, Miller Alonso Camargo-Valero, Timothy Cockerill Tell us a bit…
The coronavirus pandemic hits communities already reeling from the worst locust outbreak in 70 years and record high water levels in Lake Victoria by John Marsham and colleagues. Reported in Climate Home News, 11 May 2020 Photograph: Kenyans wade through floodwaters from Lake Victoria (Mathew Okello, Practical Action) A year of exceptional rainfall, floods and…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we introduce: Alesia Ofori Dedaa PhD Project Title: Political Ecology of Water-Mining Nexus School: School of Politics and International Studies Supervisors: Prof Anna Mdee  School of Politics and International Studies, Dr James Van Alstine School of Earth and…
This week water@leeds researchers along with fellow researchers at Leeds, and thousands of earth, planetary and space scientists will participate in EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online, the largest-ever virtual geoscience meeting. This pilot project, replaces the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, and will allow scientists from around the globe to discuss their research and latest…
I am Taco Regensburg, a 34 year old Dutchman. My PhD project focuses on the hydrological connectivity between subsurface drainage networks (soil pipes) and streams in a heavily degraded blanket peat. My supervisors are water@leeds Professors Joe Holden and Pippa Chapman.  Over the past six month I have split my time between sample / data…
A Water-WISER PhD offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the generation of new knowledge to improve water, waste & sanitation infrastructure and services for the poorest and most marginalised members of our global community.
Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. And it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6). SDG6 is the aspiration that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation and that…
Our monthly series spotlighting the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers Stephanie Bradbeer Faculty of Biological Sciences Supervisors: Dr Alison Dunn, Dr Claire Quinn   Tell us a bit about yourself: Born and raised in Bristol, prior to coming to Leeds I completed my BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter (w/study…
As part of the HyCRISTAL Project, the team spent time with some community groups in Kisumu and Kampala talking about their experiences of flooding in the urban areas where they live.  We talked about what happened before, during and after a flood, and how high the waters came and where actually got flooded.  Initially this was to inform our flood modelling, and check the accuracy of our simulations, but listening to their stories, we wanted to do something with the stories they were telling about their real, lived experience of these events.