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  1. 1. Welcome to water@leeds
  2. 2. Richard Lewis Richard Lewis <ul><li>Focus on interdisciplinary water research across : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural and physical sciences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water governance and security </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Art and literature </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Emphasis on the big challenges: </li></ul><ul><li>Climate change = changing water cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Population increase = demand for water resources & quality </li></ul><ul><li>Urban development = flooding/drought </li></ul>Tom Peckitt
  4. 4. Mujahid Mahadi <ul><li>Expertise drawn from: </li></ul><ul><li>over 100 research-active staff </li></ul><ul><li>leading academics </li></ul><ul><li>research students </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration with world-leading institutions </li></ul><ul><li>visiting roles for industry etc. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Danielle Tanton <ul><li>Proven track record in research delivery: </li></ul><ul><li>water chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>catchment management </li></ul><ul><li>wastewater treatment </li></ul><ul><li>sedimentation </li></ul><ul><li>flow dynamics </li></ul><ul><li>…… to name a few areas – and </li></ul><ul><li>with publications in many more! </li></ul>Lauren Wilson
  6. 6. Andrey Brukhno Recent projects…….
  7. 7. <ul><li>EMBER ( E ffects of M oorland B urning on the E cohydrology of R iver systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Role of sediments in water quality </li></ul><ul><li>Outburst floods and flooding in arid climates </li></ul><ul><li>Water colour and quality </li></ul><ul><li>Wastewater treatment for resource recovery </li></ul><ul><li>“ Sustainable Uplands” and land use implications </li></ul><ul><li>Water tariffs and footprints </li></ul><ul><li>Links to other research centres within the University of Leeds & beyond </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><ul><li>E.g. ACCWA project - Approaching Climate Change for Water Resource Adaptation. </li></ul></ul>Tenley Martin Sheffield KwaZulu-Natal Twente Southampton Bristol York Zhejiang Nanjing Sydney Western Australia Illinois
  9. 9. YeeWei Kheoh <ul><li>And it’s not just about research..…. </li></ul><ul><li>Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Training – short courses </li></ul><ul><li>Education – postgraduate qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation to product testing </li></ul><ul><li>Information exchange / collaboration </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>water@leeds consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Expert witness services </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific reviews or summaries </li></ul><ul><li>Analytical services </li></ul><ul><li>Technical advice </li></ul><ul><li>Data analysis and interpretation </li></ul><ul><li>Project design and implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Hydrological surveys </li></ul>water@leeds has a varied range of expertise, and the added value that comes from working with a university centre.
  11. 11. <ul><li>water@leeds training </li></ul>Leeds is among the top ten universities for research in the UK and is internationally acknowledged as a centre of excellence in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines.
  12. 12. <ul><li>water@leeds education – such as: </li></ul>MSc in Advanced Textiles & Performance Clothing water@leeds covers a wide range of topic areas and across different faculties. This course in the School of Design looks into textile management, including the science, technology and testing of colour, materials, performance clothing and their markets.
  13. 13. water@leeds education PhD in Climate Change Impacts on Alpine River Dynamics A cutting-edge investigation into the dynamic response of alpine rivers (central Austria, arctic Sweden) to present and future climate change.
  14. 14. <ul><li>water@leeds innovation and knowledge exchange </li></ul>An example of this is DyeCat Ltd. This is an innovative new technology company that combines expertise in polymerisation, colouration and catalysis. water@leeds develops new tools and techniques for water-related applications. Tools can be designed in conjunction with partners in industry or academia for a specific purpose or arise as outputs from primary research. water@leeds can also provide rigorous testing of new products – in a confidential, quality assured environment.
  15. 15. <ul><li>Interaction with research community…. </li></ul>water@leeds confluences Each confluence addresses one water-related issue and includes a mixture of presentations from researchers at the University of Leeds and experts from industry, government, academia and other research/non-governmental organisations, with the aim of raising awareness of emerging problems and discussing potential solutions. Arranged throughout the year. Noel Gourmelen
  16. 16. water@leeds has much to offer, above and beyond a university research group……… Tenley Martin
  17. 17. With thanks to all the photographers who entered the water@leeds Photography Competition 2009 Mujahid Mahadi