Our Four Missions

Our Missions

Changing climate and rainfall patterns, growing global populations, shifting land use patterns and increasing water consumption: the wide variety of experts operating across disciplines means water@leeds can rise to these challenges.

water@leeds seeks to:

  1. Provide excellent internationally-recognised water science, technology and policy research
  1. Maximise the effectiveness of research funding in the water sector by becoming the focus for interdisciplinary water research
  1. Generate world-leading research which has major impacts on society, environment and the economy
  1. Train new innovative, excellent and interdisciplinary water experts to work at the cutting edge of water research, management and policy.


Rising to the challenges

Our research is funded by a variety of funding bodies including research councils (NERC, EPSRC, ESRC), government (Defra, Environment Agency) and international sources (European Union, UNESCO), and through industrial sponsors.

We currently operate around £90M worth of externally funded research and innovation projects in water and we thank our many collaborative and funding partners from industry, government sponsors, charities and other donors from around the world who enable us to deliver high-quality research which makes an impact on people’s lives.

As part of our vision to deliver innovative solutions to water problems, we are developing the next generation of water leaders via our doctoral research and training centre.