water@leeds Annual Confluence 2021

Join water@leeds on 7 October 2021 for our annual meeting which will take place online.

There will be three sessions of Lightning Talks showcasing the wide range of water research taking place across faculties, and also opportunities to network and develop new interdisciplinary collaborations. 

Register here.

New members and new attendees are very welcome at this event which is a chance to share new ideas, ongoing work and look for potential new collaborations across all disciplines. Confluence is a great opportunity to quickly see some of the water-related activity across campus.

10.00 – 10.30 Virtual coffee  ‘ice break’ session

11.30 – 1.00 Lightning Talks 

11.30 Welcome from Joseph Holden & Martin Tillotson – water@leeds Directors

Session 1: 11.35 – 12.00

  • Lorna Dougan Exploring the structure of water in extreme environments
  • Alesia Ofori Why you need to consider politics in your next water project
  • Santosa Putra The effects of ditch dams on water-level dynamics in tropical peatlands
  • Ashley Victoria Fast Fashion to Smart Materials: All-cellulose composites
  • Karina Lickorish Quinn Mother Maranon: a novel about the use and abuse of the Maranon River
  • Devlina Pramanik The Impact of Microplastics on the Environment-Is there an Actual Remedy?

Session 2: 12.10 – 12.40

  • Simon Goodman  eDNA Sampling From Commercial Vessels Provides New Opportunities for Monitoring Marine Biodiversity
  • Dewa Wishanti Reshaping Foreign Aid in Local Water Governance: Evidence from Citarum River Basin, Indonesia
  • Rachael Osguthorpe Project update – impact of organic sheep grazing on upland soil functions
  • Meena Menon Habitat and culture and how they define social movements in India (with two examples)
  • Zoe Cole Biosecurity of raw water transfers
  • Iain Johnston The role of flooding in the activation of landslides
  • Silvia Olvera Hernandez Forum Theatre as a mechanism to explore representation of local people’s values in environmental governance
  • Jonny Bolton Modelling, testing & optimising a novel wave-energy device

Session 3: 12.40 – 13.00

  • Charles Dannreuther and Josh Cohen Decolonizing Culverts
  • Paul Hutchings Peri-Urban Turbulence: explaining water and sanitation gaps during rural-urban transition
  • Susannah Hopson Indigenous Fights for Groundwater: The Agua Caliente Tribe v. Coachella Valley Water District
  • Angela Bayona Valderrama Hidden failures: assessing public health risks in intermittent water supply systems
  • Viktor Doychinov Pipebots – Pervasive Sensing for Buried Sewer and Water Pipes
  • Adam Booth Give a man a boat… First results of radar bathymetric mapping on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal

13:00 Closing remarks from Gabriela Lopez-Gonzalez – water@leeds coordinator

13.30 – 14.30 Social and networking on Wonder.me

Please email water@leeds.ac.uk with any enquiries.


Photograph from water@leeds 10th Anniversary Celebration 2019. Professor Duncan Quincey presenting.