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Mission 2: Enhance and develop partnerships with global and local organisations to maximise the value of water research

water@leeds projects bring together faculties from across the University including engineers, physical scientists, and social scientists to find solutions to global water issues.

water@leeds interdisciplinary projects also include partnerships with a wide range of people and business that will help both to further research for all parties involved, as well as providing the necessary tools to train the next generation of researchers.

Partnerships Highlights 2019-20

GCRF Water Security and Sustainable Development Hub. EPSRC. Richard Jonathan Dawson (PI – Newcastle University), Professor Anna MdeeProfessor Barbara EvansDr Mark Trigg, Dr Miller Camargo-Valero, Dr Lata Narayanaswamy (Co-I). 2019 – 2024. £17,762,850.  Partners:

The role of phosphorus in the resilience and sustainability of the UK food system. BBSRC. Professor Julia Martin-Ortega (PI) and Dr Miller Camargo Valero (Co-I). 2018-2021. £562,818. Partners:

Transitions to resilience and sustainability through UK dairy systems and supply chain innovation.  BBSRC. Professor Guy Ziv (PI) £531,000. Partners:

  • Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
  • N8 AgriFood
  • Arla
  • ASDA
  • Business in the Community (BiTC)
  • Co-op
  • Dairycrest
  • FirstMilk
  • Game and Conservation Wildlife Trust (GCWT)
  • Innovation for Agriculture
  • Natural England
  • Nestle UK & I
  • Rivers Trust
  • Scottish Government
  • Scottish National Heritage
  • Anglian Water
  • Crown Estates
  • Danone
  • Glanbia
  • Lactalis McLelland
  • Marks & Spencer
  • Meadow Foods
  • Muller Milk & Ingredients
  • Sainsbury’s
  • Scottish Water
  • Tesco
  • Unilever

Water Knowledge Exchange Hub

In 2020 water@leeds and the Global Water Partnership Tanzania (GWP-TZ) began building the foundations for a Knowledge Exchange and Engagement Hub (KEH) to support informed leadership and investment in water and sanitation in Eastern and Southern Africa.  Professor Anna Mdee. Partner:

Global Water Partnership Tanzania

Interdisciplinary Water Research Highlights 2019

  • HyCRISTAL (Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa) will develop new understanding of climate change and its impacts in East Africa.
  • WASH (Water, sanitation and health) will improve our understanding of how to insert value into sanitation provision so that the benefits of improved public health, improved environmental protection, resource recovery to promote food production and energy recovery can be better harnessed to drive public and private investment in sanitation.