We are delighted to announce the launch of our EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Water and Waste Infrastructure Systems Engineered for Resilience (Water-WISER). Water-WISER offers a unique opportunity to the next generation of water focussed scientists and engineers to contribute to knowledge about sustainable water, sanitation, and waste management services towards improving infrastructure and…
Researchers from Leeds are partners in two pioneering international collaborations to develop new approaches to the global challenges of improving water security and urban disaster risk management. The projects are part of an ambitious new initiative established by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), as part of the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The new scheme…
Marie Arnaud, PhD student at the School of Geography and 2017 SPRING competition winner, has developed EnRoot minirhizotron, an inexpensive, easy to build and partially 3D printable minirhizotron that offer a non-destructive alternative to quantify fine root production of mangroves which is considered amongst the most carbon-dense ecosystems in the world. Marie believes that a major…
water@leeds recently held a successful Confluence 2018 last 27th September at the Edward Boyle meeting room. Addressing the event, water@leeds Directors Professor Joe Holden and Professor Martin Tillotson presented the achievements of the group and highlighted the four main missions of water@leeds. This was then followed by an introduction from the new Associate Directors (Dr…
As part of the Usumacinta Roc Project, Dr. Julia Martin-Ortega and colleagues from ECOSUR and Scotland Rural College tested an innovative participatory research method. Using Theatre Forum, they presented some of the results of the project, which focus on understanding the risks that using an ecosystem services framing of environmental problems might bring in terms…
Led by the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Collaborative Partnership on Forests’ Global Forest Expert Panels (GFEP) initiative undertook a comprehensive scientific assessment of the state of knowledge on the forest-water relationship. The panel’s report was formally launched last 10th July at the UN Headquarters in New York. Dr Julia Martin-Ortega, Associate…
The Intergrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa project (HyCRISTAL) is working both to improve climate change predictions for East Africa and to use that information to inform long-term decision-making in the region.
The blog by Professor Martin Tillotson (Civil Engineering) describes the research areas covered by water@leeds and the importance it places on providing expert support to business. To read the full article go to: http://www.ncub.co.uk/blog/developing-solutions-to-improve-the-world-s-water-problems
River invertebrates react the same way to decreasing glacier cover wherever in the world they are, say scientists who have evaluated more than one million of them in diverse regions with shrinking glaciers, to determine the impact of global environmental change. Their findings, published today in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicate that there is a…
Earthwatch Seminar hosted by water@leeds and School of Civil Engineering Date: Friday 20 October 2017 Speakers: Dr Wim Clymans and Luis Felipe Velasquez   Missed the Earthwatch Seminar? Click here to see the slides.   About Earthwatch Earthwatch (http://eu.earthwatch.org/) has a long history (since the 1970s) in the development and delivery of citizen science projects…