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Substantial cuts in global greenhouse gas emissions could be achieved by raising water levels in agricultural peatlands, according to a new research paper. water@leeds director Professor Joseph Holden and members Professor Andy Baird, Professor Pippa Chapman, Dr Richard Grayson contributed to the paper, which was published in Nature on 21 April. Peatlands occupy just three…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Dr. Andy Carr PhD title: Multi-threaded Congo River Channel Hydraulics: Field-based Characterisation and Representation in Hydrodynamic Models School/ Faculty: School of Civil Engineering Supervisors: Dr Mark Trigg (primary), Dr Mark W. Smith, Dr Duncan Borman Photograph shows Andy setting…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month:  Eleanor Pearson PhD title: Modelling the interactions between geomorphological processes and Natural Flood Management School/ Faculty: School of Geography Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Carrivick, Prof. Rob Lamb (Lancaster), Dr Andrew Sleigh, Prof. Nigel Wright (visiting Professor, School of Geography)…
A new annual bursary has been set up to support Masters students investigating natural flood management at the School of Geography, University of Leeds. The Bursary is named in recognition of the work of the founder of Treesponsibility and The Source Partnership, Penny Eastwood, otherwise known as Dongria Kondh.  Students will work under the supervision…
Launched by water@leeds, in partnership with Athena Swan teams at the University, the Water Woman Award is now in its second year and aims to recognise the achievements of women in research their power to inspire others. By rewarding achievements by women whose work contributes to the objectives of water@leeds in securing competitive research funds,…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Mark Bernhofen PhD Title: Testing and evaluating the applicability of global flood models. School / Faculty: School of Civil Engineering Supervisors: Dr. Mark Trigg and Dr. Andy Sleigh Tell us a bit about yourself  I’m half German half…
water@leeds has partnered with the British Hydrological Society Pennines Group, to showcase new research by two water@leeds PhD students. On December 17th 2020, over 50 attended a BHS online seminar where Eleanor Pearson and Stephanie Bond presented their work. Thanks to Chris Allman and Martin Smith of the BHS Pennines Section who hosted the meetings,…
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month: Tim Howson PhD title: The hydrology, hydrochemistry and aquatic carbon fluxes associated with forest-to-bog restoration. School of Geography Supervisors:  Professor Joseph Holden and Professor Pippa Chapman, School of Geography. Latest paper: A comparison of porewater chemistry between intact,…
Water Knowledge Exchange Hub has produced its first podcast, on the subject of climate change knowledge co-production in East Africa. In this episode, Prof Anna Mdee chats with Dr John Marsham and Prof Doug Parker of the University of Leeds, and Dr Dorice Agol, an independent consultant in East Africa, to discuss the lessons we…
We invite organizations to apply for the water@leeds Industry Partnership Seed Funding call. The aim of this call is to support exploration of Knowledge Exchange and new partnership activities that can progress towards new funding bids (e.g. Innovate UK) and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships. The closing date for applications is 31st January 2021. Details Funding can be…