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  • The new NERC project - integrated catchment solutions programme (iCASP) - was launched. The day long event was a great success with a huge amount of enthusiasm, energy and ideas generated by regional stakeholders. The project is led by the cluster and water@leeds, with the programme office located in the School and the project involves staff from Earth & Environment, Civil Engineering and Biological Sciences.

  • Joseph Holden presented a paper titled "Impacts of land management on hydrological processes and aquatic carbon in blanket peatlands" at a conference in Durham on Friday 23 June, to celebrate Prof Tim Burt's retirement.
  • Joseph Holden gave an opening address at the Vision 2020 Horizon Network, Water Helix launch event on Thursday 22nd June. water@leeds are the co-ordinators of the Water Helix  which brings together academics, researchers and colleagues from business and industry across Europe working in the water sector, to form new collaborations across the whole sector in readiness for the forthcoming 2018 – 2020 Horizon 2020 calls. Duncan Quincey also presented at the event on the HARVEST project.

  • Scott Watson visited Benton Park School last week to give a presentation on Adventures in Science for their annual Duke of Edinburgh's Award presentation evening.

  • Paul Kay and Nik Kapur's work on emerging contaminants in river sediments for the EU Sullied Sediments project, led by Hull, was featured on Look North (East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) on 8th May.

  • Oliver Fritsch met representatives of the Secretariat-General in the European Commission to present ongoing research on the Regulatory Scrutiny Board and EU regulatory oversight.

  • Pippa Chapman was invited to give the keynote lecture on ‘Carbon concentrations and transformations in peatland pools’ at the Flow Country conference IV: Thinking Big, in March.

  • Rizwan Nawaz was on the judging panel of the 25th Leeds Architecture Awards (in the category of best sustainable contribution) and attended the Awards Ceremony on 2 March at Leeds Town Hall. Citu received the award for the ‘Greenhouse’, a pioneering low-carbon residential development in Beeston. The development incorporates technologies ranging from wind turbines and solar panels to ground source heating and recycled rain water, along with IPTVs (Internet Protocol television) that tracks individuals’ energy usage and monitors the cost on an hourly basis.

  • Lee Brown visited Rothwell St Mary's Primary school to give a talk to year 3 about working in the Arctic. Jenna Sutherland then ran a question and answer session with the children via Skype live from Svalbard.

  • Megan Klaar and Lee Brown visited Fountains Abbey to discuss the implementation of NFM measures in the River Skell catchment by the National Trust. 

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