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Professor Lex Comber of the School of Geography is leading a research project which will examine the changes in the spatial trends in geography antidepressant prescribing as a result of COVID-19. The project entitled COVID-19 and the Geography of Misery will use monthly prescribing data which is made freely available by the government. The spatial…
The research team at Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, School of Earth and Environment have repurposed their laboratory equipment for new COVID-19 related research. The Sorby Laboratory team are investigating respirator fit to inform face mask protocols.  This is a new Sorby Environmental Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, School of Earth & Environment and School of Engineering…
water@leeds member Dr Costas Velis and his team, are involved in a major study to model the stocks and flows of plastic waste around the world.  The study reveals how much is being openly burned, discarded on land and ends up in the oceans. Despite the enormous scale of the problem, the report says there…
Aragon-Briceno C, Grasham O, Ross A B, Dupont V, Camargo-Valero M A. (2020). Hydrothermal carbonization of sewage digestate at wastewater treatment works: Influence of solid loading on characteristics of hydrochar, process water and plant energetics. Renewable Energy, 157, 959-973. Bond, S., Kirkby, M. J., Johnston, J., Crowle, A., & Holden, J.(2020) Seasonal vegetation and management influence overland flow velocity and roughness in upland grasslands….
Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers. This month we introduce Sebastian Stroud PhD title: Ecosystem services associated with aquatic plants in urban landscapes School: Biology, Faculty of Biology Supervisors: Dr Chris Hassall, Dr Julie  Peacock Tell us a bit about yourself: I grew up in Tunbridge…
From October 2020,  Prof. Julia Martin-Ortega (PI), Dr. Thijs Dekker and Dr. Martin Dallimer will lead the analysis of the socio-economic strand of the Horizon 2020 DRYvER project, providing critical information for the design and implementation of innovative nature-based solutions to mitigate and adapt to impacts on drying river networks.   Rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and…
water@leeds and the Global Water Partnership Tanzania (GWP-TZ) are piloting initial steps of building the foundations for a Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Hub (KEH) to support informed leadership and investment in water and sanitation in Eastern and Southern Africa. The Water Knowledge Exchange Hub will directly contribute to building local institutional capacities as well as…
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…