We currently are working on a project to develop an approach to managing urban water in a relatively small catchment. This is primarily to improve water quality and also water quantity through using sustainable drainage systems for multiple benefits. We have a good range of data for the catchment and have build good working relationships with the key organisations involved including the Environment Agency, Water Company, council, rivers trust and others. We have also other research projects associated with this catchment such as the EPSRC Blue Green Cities project. We currently are working on a project to develop an approach to managing urban water in a relatively small catchment. The community is broken, there is virtually no amenity space, and what little there is has minimal value. There are good opportunities for developing valuable urban green space to benefit and build community cohesion and wellbeing. Working in this area with us and the local organisations and groups we have built relationships with, could make a real change to the residents by understanding and improving the local environment. This area would be ideal for developing and undertaking leading research to understand the multiple benefits associated with green urban spaces.
University of Leeds
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Health and wellbeing