Opportunities

Research Fellow: Socio Economic Analysis of Catchment Solutions

Would you like to be part of an exciting new research project mitigating the risks of floods and droughts, improving water quality and bringing significant benefits to the economy, environment and wider society? Do you have a PhD in Environmental/Ecological Economics or Quantitative Environmental Social Science?

The Yorkshire Integrated Catchment Solutions Programme (iCASP) is a £6 million investment over five years, with funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), aimed at generating solutions to significant environmental issues and bringing benefits across rural and urban areas of Yorkshire. The programme requires a team of innovative social and natural scientists, communicators and administrators to support the translation of science and the engagement of agencies across all sectors.

Deadline for applications is 19 March 2017.

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This interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary workshop in Cape Town, South Africa (6-8 March 2017) will focus on contemporary issues in climate change adaptation and the development of climate services in three key sectors: water resources, food security and agriculture.

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The Priestley Centre has established two annual prizes in the name of the renowned climate scientist, astronaut and Leeds alumnus, Piers Sellers, to recognise exceptional research that furthers our understanding of climate change and how to address it. The inaugural prizes were awarded 14 June 2016. Deadline for nominations for 2017 prizes will be announced in January.  Find out more here.