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A natural flood management facility at the Brownlee Triathlon Centre, University of Leeds, has now been completed. The first of its kind in the UK, it will reduce flood risk in the area and make it more resilient to the impacts of climate change. Some of the measures include the planting of 5,000 trees, creating…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  July 2022 – Jessica Williams-Mounsey School of Geography PhD title: The impact of removing temporary tracks on blanket peatland ecohydrology. Supervisors: Joseph Holden, Richard Grayson, Alistair Crowle (Natural England) Tell us a bit about yourself:  I originally came from Lancashire,…
Recent intense heatwaves in India and widespread US droughts have highlighted the need for a global approach to tackling chronic water shortages. New research from water@leeds has drawn together expert voices from across the globe to help address current and future water challenges. Key areas identified include water scarcity, sanitation and climate dynamics. But the…
Nature Water Chief Editor Dr Fabio Pulizzi will visit the University on 24 May, to introduce the new Nature journal ahead of its launch in January 2023. Colleagues are invited to join us at this seminar event: Venue: Seminar Room 1, Garstang 7.36, School of Geography Date: Tuesday 24th of May 2022 Time: 11:30 – 12:30 followed by…
A team of water@leeds researchers are part of a new 5 year project to tackle largescale restoration of Europe’s wetlands, with €23 million of funding from the EU Horizon 2020 Programme Green Deal. WaterLANDS (Water-based solutions for carbon storage, people and wilderness) will restore wetland sites across Europe which have been decimated by human activity…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  January 2022: Manal Ali Al Balushi PhD title: Flood Processes in Ephemeral Catchments in Dhofar Governorate, Sultanate of Oman. School of Geography, Faculty of Environment Supervisors: Prof. Joseph Holden and Dr Mark Trigg Photograph: Manal (right) beside a gauge station (wadi…
We are delighted to announce that Dr Adam Booth and Dr Mark Trigg are joining the water@leeds executive team as Associate Directors to lead on the missions of Next Generation and Research. Dr Adam Booth will lead on Mission 4 – Next Generation: to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge,…
water@leeds is delighted to partner with the British Hydrological Society Pennines Group on an annual Christmas showcase of work by postgraduate researchers. This year’s online event took place on 29 November, with presentations from  Iain Johnston and Zora van Leeuwen who are both working on research projects related to flood impact. Thanks to Martin Smith…
We are delighted to announce our SPRING award winners for December 2021. The SPRING competition is a funding award which is part of water@leeds’ Mission 4: Next Generation – to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary awareness to make a positive contribution to tackling water-related challenges. The award…
water@leeds has partnered with the British Hydrological Society Pennines group to showcase new research in a second Christmas Lecture, which this year highlights the work of two postgraduate researchers working on projects related to flood impact.  The lecture will take place on 29 November, 12.00-1.00pm on line.  Register here. Effects of flooding on the stability…