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Over the past four years, and with support from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), Dr Nicolas Salazar Sutil from the School of Performance and Cultural Industries/water@leeds has been conducting action research in the Lake Chad Basin, with partners in Chad, Niger, Cameroon and Nigeria. Three ongoing projects have so far focused on community-building through…
Congratulations to Murat Okumah, PhD student at the Sustainability Research Institute, who is the winner of the 11th water@leeds SPRING Award. SPRING is the acronym for ‘Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation’! It is a postgraduate research funding competition developed by water@leeds through its Doctoral Research and Training Centre which is open to…
water@leeds in partnership with faculty Athena Swan teams are delighted to announce the results of the first Water Woman Award. Water Woman aims to recognize the achievements of women in Science, and their power to inspire others. By rewarding achievements by women whose work contributes to the scientific objectives of water@leeds in securing competitive research…
The second edition of the water@leeds text book Water Resources: An Integrated Approach has been published by Routledge. Edited by water@leeds director, Joseph Holden, it includes chapter contributions from present and past members of water@leeds. Water Resources: An Integrated Approach provides students with a comprehensive overview of natural processes associated with water and the modifications of…
Opportunity on PGR Placements at the Water Institute, University of Waterloo (Canada) Application deadline: 12 December 2019 water@leeds are inviting expressions of interest by PGRs funded by any of the UK Research Councils to opt to the UK-Canada Globalink Doctoral Exchange Scheme. Specifically, we will support applications for PGRs to spend 12 – 24 weeks…
water@leeds with Athena Swan teams partnering to recognize the inspiring power of women.   water@leeds in partnership with faculty Athena Swan teams are delighted to launch the first Water Woman Award. Water Woman aims to recognize the achievements of women in Science, and their power to inspire others. By rewarding achievements by women whose work contributes…
Last 19th March 2019, Sir James Bevan, Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, gave a speech at the Waterwise Conference that warned the serious threats facing the UK’s water supply in the forthcoming decades. In his address he highlighted that more had to be done to increase supply, including building new reservoirs, reforming the current…
Dr Costas Velis together with a team of experts around Europe recently published a report ‘A Circular economy for plastics’ which examines the various issues surrounding the plastics value chain from production and use to final disposal, including research and innovation requirements to policy and funding interventions. According to the authors, although Europe is currently…
HyCRISTAL aims to improve our understanding of key climate-water processes in the region, by working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders.  Professor Barbara Evans and Dr Declan Finney have been involved in knowledge sharing and public engagement events representing HyCRISTAL. Africa Water Week 2018: Inclusive urban WASH services under climate change The 7th…
A new study, co-authored by water@leeds member Professor Andy Challinor, suggests that climate change will affect regional precipitation and hence food supply. However, based from a study made by an international team of scientists, only a few regions around the world are currently undergoing precipitation changes that can be attributed to climate change. The study…