Water research highlighted at Manchester ECR Forum

The Manchester Environmental Research Institute (MERI) has hosted an interdisciplinary workshop on water research, bringing together early career researchers (ECRs) from across The University of Manchester.

ECRs were invited to discuss their water-related research, with themes including water security, irrigation and water infrastructure.

Held to coincide with UN World Water Day (22 March), the online seminar was attended by more than 50 people, with Cecilia Alda Vidal, Tom Higginbottom and Ruohan Wu presenting their work.

Cecilia Alda Vidal

Cecilia is a PhD student in the Department of Geography. Her research is on gender relations and infrastructural labour at the water kiosks in Lilongwe, Malawi:

Tom Higginbottom

Tom, a postdoctoral research assistant in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, asks 'why do African irrigation schemes fail?':

Ruohan Wu

Ruohan Wu is a PhD student in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and her research focuses on groundwater arsenic modelling in India:

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