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Next Generation

water@leeds' Mission 4 is to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary awareness to make a positive contribution to tackling water-related challenges. Read more about how we do that:

DRTC network

the water@leeds Doctoral Research and Training Centre (DRTC) is the world’s largest interdisciplinary centre for postgraduate students.

SPRING Award

Supporting Postgraduate Research to Inspire the Next Generation - our interdisciplinary postgraduate research award.

Apply for a PhD

Advice on how to apply for a water-related PhD

Next Generation News

Professor Lee Brown joins water@leeds as Associate Director 

We are delighted to announce that Professor Lee Brown is joining the water@leeds executive team as Associate Director to lead on the mission of Next Generation.  Under Lee’s leadership we will deliver our commitment to train the next generation of water experts who will develop the knowledge, skills and interdisciplinary awareness to make a positive...

Impact Training and Environment Symposium for Early Career Researchers

Learn more about an Impact Training week hosted by water@leeds in our short film. The training focussed on how to deliver impact from research to address the global phosphorus challenge.  Fifteen early career researchers from across Europe were on campus in March 2023 for the event which was organised in partnership with the RecaP Project,...

Research Student Spotlight June 2023- Daniel Colson

Our monthly spotlight on the work and lives of the next generation of water@leeds researchers.  Daniel Colson PhD title: Remote Sensing of Northern Peatlands Supervisors: Paul Morris, Mark Smith, Duncan Quincey School of Geography   Tell us a bit about yourself I grew up in Olney, a market town near Milton Keynes, that’s probably best...

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