Leeds University


water@leeds organises and hosts a range of events, usually in conjunction with other institutions or societies. Events for which there are meeting notes and/or presentations are listed here; for a complete list of water@leeds events, please see posts on the news & events page or the water@leeds Facebook page.

Diffuse Urban Pollution: water management issues, solutions and practicalities

The Diffuse Urban Pollution knowledge exchange event was held at the Doubletree Hotel, Leeds on 23rd April 2013.

With in excess of 70 delegates, there was considerable interest in the subject area. There were 9 speakers in the morning followed by roundtable discussions in the afternoon.  The main outputs from the day will be a summary report of discussion as well as a briefing note. Presentations can be downloaded as pdf files here:

Thanks to all the speakers and delegates who contributed to discussion.

WFD Event May 2012

Around 70 individuals from over 40 organisations met to discuss actions to:

  • address barriers and identify options for meeting WFD objectives in peat uplands
  • share examples of practical examples and ideas particularly amongst water companies
  • assess the economics of WFD implementation in peat uplands, including how Payments for Ecosystem Services might help reduce the cost of WFD implementation
  • identify the best ways to continue sharing knowledge on these issues 

See the presentations from this event here.

WFD Expert forum January 2012

Around 90 people form business, industry, academia and policy met in Leeds on the 17th January 2012 to discuss what actions were needed – and the best way to implement them for the UK to comply with the WFD.

Presentations were given from high profile staff from DEFRA, the Environment Agency, NFU, Natural England, ARUP and Yorkshire Water.

See the presentations from this event here.

British Hydrological Society National Meeting: Upland Hydrology

This meeting discussed a range of topics associated with upland hydrology and the impacts of land management on water resources and aquatic ecosystems.

The post meeting notes are available here.