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This week water@leeds researchers along with fellow researchers at Leeds, and thousands of earth, planetary and space scientists will participate in EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online, the largest-ever virtual geoscience meeting. This pilot project, replaces the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, and will allow scientists from around the globe to discuss their research and latest…
I am Taco Regensburg, a 34 year old Dutchman. My PhD project focuses on the hydrological connectivity between subsurface drainage networks (soil pipes) and streams in a heavily degraded blanket peat. My supervisors are water@leeds Professors Joe Holden and Pippa Chapman.  Over the past six month I have split my time between sample / data…
A Water-WISER PhD offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the generation of new knowledge to improve water, waste & sanitation infrastructure and services for the poorest and most marginalised members of our global community.
Experts are investigating a better way of measuring the number of people exposed to the health risks of poorly-managed sanitation systems. And it will help reveal whether the world is on track to deliver UN Sustainable Goal 6 (SDG6). SDG6 is the aspiration that everyone should have access to safe water and sanitation and that…
Our monthly series spotlighting the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers Stephanie Bradbeer Faculty of Biological Sciences Supervisors: Dr Alison Dunn, Dr Claire Quinn   Tell us a bit about yourself: Born and raised in Bristol, prior to coming to Leeds I completed my BSc in Biological Sciences at the University of Exeter (w/study…
As part of the HyCRISTAL Project, the team spent time with some community groups in Kisumu and Kampala talking about their experiences of flooding in the urban areas where they live.  We talked about what happened before, during and after a flood, and how high the waters came and where actually got flooded.  Initially this was to inform our flood modelling, and check the accuracy of our simulations, but listening to their stories, we wanted to do something with the stories they were telling about their real, lived experience of these events.
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…
Launched by water@leeds, in partnership with Athena Swan teams at the University, the awards aim to recognise 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 funds, producing world-class research or achieving significant societal impact, the Water Woman Award…