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Research Student Spotlight February - Jose Miguel Fragozo Arevalo

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Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Jose Miguel Fragozo Arevalo, who is a visiting postgraduate researcher from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana and Universidad de La Guiajira, Riohacha, Colombia PhD Title: Flood modelling and flood risk management, in flood plain areas with scarcity of data School of...

COP28: Water requirements to achieve the Paris Agreement

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water@leeds contributed to a session at COP28, with the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), the International Universities Climate Alliance (IUCA) and Global Water Institute in New South Wales, Australia. Prof. Greg Leslie of the Global Water Institute delivered a keynote address entitled Water requirements to achieve the Paris Agreement where he included our estimate of the...

Shrinking pools on northern peatlands

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Peatlands are carbon-rich wetlands that are often covered in mazy patterns of open water pools, but some boreal peatlands in Scandinavia and elsewhere are beginning to lose their characteristic pools. In the new paper, titled ‘Six Decades of Changes in Pool Characteristics on a Concentric-Patterned Raised Bog’, researchers used historical aerial imagery and a camera-drone survey...

The BHS - water@leeds Annual Christmas Lecture 2023

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water@leeds is delighted to partner with the British Hydrological Society Pennines Group to showcase work by postgraduate researchers. The resulting Christmas Lecture Series has now become an annual tradition. This year's online event took place on 13 December 2023, with presentations from  Thitipoom Chailert  and Maria Luisa Taccari  from the School of Civil Engineering. Thitipoom Chailert - Enhancing...

Future Leaders tackle global challenges

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Two water@leeds academics have received prestigious fellowships to support their pioneering research. Dr Jessica Baker, School of Earth and Environment and Dr Josie South, Faculty of Biology are among 75 people awarded Future Leaders Fellowships, which aim to develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business. Funded by UK...

water@leeds Mission 1: updates and plans

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Professor Mark Trigg, Associate Director for water@leeds Mission 1: Research, provides an update on recent activities and looks ahead to 2024. It has been another exciting year for research in water@leeds, with lots of ongoing activities and new initiatives planned. Bibliometric Analysis commissioned by water@leeds A bibliometric analysis by the University of Leeds Library service,...

British Hydrological Society - water@leeds Annual Webinar

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The British Hydrological Society (Pennines Branch) and water@leeds present the third of our annual webinars showcasing current work from the next generation of water researchers. The webinar will feature two presentations from postgraduate researchers from the School of Civil Engineering. Event date: Wednesday 13 December 2023, 12.00 Register here. Thitipoom Chailert will present on Enhancing...

Research Student Spotlight December : Thitipoom Chailert

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Our spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we spoke to Thitipoom Chailert from the School of Civil Engineering. PhD title: Enhancing flash flood forecasting accuracy via machine learning. Supervisors: Professor Mark Trigg, School of Civil Engineering,  Dr Abdulrahman Altahhan and Dr Evangelos Pournaras School of Computing...

Water Woman Winner - supporting soil and water research

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2023 Water Woman Award winner, School of Geography technician Sarah Hunt, has used her award to improve the quality of support she can offer research projects, and has written a blog about it: 'With the Water Woman Award professional development grant, I chose to enhance my knowledge of soil types, by attending a British Society...

Confluence 2023

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We were delighted to welcome more than 80 members of water@leeds to Confluence 2023 which was held at University House on 19th October. Our annual event included 31 Lightning Talks and the presenters inspired us with the depth and breadth of interdisciplinary water research taking place across the University. For more information on the topics...