I had the opportunity to attend the water@leeds confluence in September 27, 2018 at the University of Leeds. The event was organised by the water@leeds research team which is the largest water related research cluster in the world. The team comprises 150 professionals from across the different departments and faculties of the University of Leeds, ensuring a cross-section of expertise and different disciplinary backgrounds. This annual confluence is an opportunity to network and develop new collaborations, to learn about the research from the members and to celebrate their achievements. This year's confluence was inaugurated with the welcome talk given by Professor Joseph Holden, Director of the water@leeds research team.
In this event, 26 lightning presentations covering different subjects were delivered to more 100 attendees and a facilitated session on 'Top 100 Global Water Research Questions' was also organised. I enjoyed the event throughout as I was actively engaged with the group activities, listen to some of the interesting presentations on global hydrological issues, impacts of climate change on high mountain glaciers and the effective models and approaches are being used to deal with such environmental problems. I also used this platform to develop network with the research scholars, academics and stakeholders including NGO's, local government agencies. The confluence was ended with the valedictory note from Professor Adrian McDonald.
From top left to bottom right: Participating group work activities; me with Professor Joseph Holden; network building; Listening to the presenters.