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…
The International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) Task Force, led by Dr Costas Velis from the University of Leeds, has published a report highlighting the seriousness of marine litter and identifying potential areas of intervention. The President of ISWA, Antonis Mavropoulos, said: “Marine litter is becoming a global challenge, similar to climate change.” “Our oceans are…
From 05 to 07 September, water@leeds hosted the International Conference on Flood Management (ICFM7)at the University of Leeds. The conference, on the theme of ‘Resilience to Global Changes – Anticipating the Unexpected,’ boasted 172 presentations from researchers and industry alongside keynote speeches from Prof. Chris Zevenbergen, Prof. Koji Ikeuchi, Dr Gero Michel, Dr Paul Whitfield, Mr…
  A team of researchers from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the James Hutton Institute, and the University of Leeds have conducted a large scale national survey which has found that the general public is supportive of the Scottish Government’s plans to restore peatlands. University of Leeds researcher and water@leeds member, Dr Julia Martin-Ortega, is a…