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Water Woman Award for a Lifetime Contribution - Dr Fiona Zakaria

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We make this Water Woman Award in recognition of the lifetime contribution of Dr Fiona Zakaria. Dr Zakaria, who passed away in December 2022, was a rising star of public health engineering research, with over ten years of research experience.  Fiona was an active part of the WASH Research group at the University of Leeds...

British Hydrological Society water@leeds Webinar 2023

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We are delighted to announce the water@leeds BHS Webinar 2023 will take place on Wednesday 1 March. This is a collaborative annual event in which BHS highlights current hydrological research carried out by PGR students at the University. This year we highlight the work of researchers from the Schools of Earth and Environment and Civil...

The Global Phosphorus Challenge: delivering societal impact from environmental research

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Join us on 30 March 2023 for a networking event which is an opportunity for academics at all levels to discuss most recent research on the global phosphorus challenge and reflect on what societal impact can be derived from such research from the perspective of multiple disciplines. Participants will explore the multidimensional environmental challenges revolving around...

Applications open for Water Woman Award 2023

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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 third Water Woman Award. Water Woman aims to recognize the achievements of women in research, and their power to inspire others. By rewarding achievements by women whose work contributes...

New research will improve the quality of UK rivers

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Five new research projects have launched to investigate how pollution impacts UK rivers. The projects form a UK wide Freshwater Quality Programme which is being co-ordinated by Programme Champions, Professors Joseph Holden and Pippa Chapman.  Most UK rivers fail to meet good ecological status  Scientists will: create new tools for monitoring freshwater pollution; study how...

water@leeds seminar: Global Flood Risk Assessment – Regional Realities

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In a follow-up seminar to the Global Flood Partnership 2022 meeting held recently at the University of Leeds, we have three talks by regional experts exploring the realities of flood risk for: Nigeria, the Congo Basin and Bangladesh. All three speakers have travelled to Leeds to share their experience and knowledge in this in-person seminar....

PGR funding competition: Win £500 to support your water related research

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The SPRING competition is a PGR funding award developed by water@leeds which is open to all PhD students working on projects related to water. It provides the opportunity to apply for £500 to support research. Applications for the December round of the award are now invited. We’ll consider any research that considers water! – whether...

COP27 Water Day Webinar

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Priority global water-research questions for the looming climate crisis Monday 14 November, 13:00 - 15:00 GMT Register here. water@leeds recently published an article in the One Earth Journal showcasing a list of six priority global water research themes for the coming decade, outputs from a global scoping exercise. These six thematic domains include water and...

water@leeds and Global Food and Environment Institute Seminar

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Legitimacy and Priorities for Agricultural Income Support Schemes: Experimental Evidence from Scotland Invited speaker: Dr Klaus Glenk, SRUC Scotland’s Rural College Thursday 10 November, 14:00 – 15:00 Seminar Room 2, 8.11 School of Geography Please register here Klaus is Reader in Environmental Economics at SRUC, Edinburgh, and a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environment...

water@leeds Confluence 2022

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We welcome you to join us for our annual event which is all about sharing ideas, meeting new people, and creating new interdisciplinary collaborations around the theme of water. There are no disciplinary boundaries -  we welcome presentations and participants from across faculties. We hope you will join us for the first in-person Confluence since...