A group of WISE CDT students are organising a one-day workshop in Bristol in February 2019 on the topic of equality and diversity in hydrology and water sciences. The workshop will help the attendees to understand and to identify gender-related problems present in the water science community and discuss potential solutions. The organising team consists of Elisa Corragio, Sebastian Gnann, Melike Kiraz, Valentina Noacco, Francesca Pianosi, Lina Stein and Lina Wang - all based at the University of Bristol.
The morning session will include talks by speakers at different career stages talking about their personal experiences on issues like becoming parent while pursuing an academic career, overcoming gender-related challenges, and examples of supportive and inclusive environments. The afternoon session will include a training session on unconscious bias, and a group discussion.
The one-day event is planned to take place in Bristol on the 19th of February 2019 at the Watershed Media Centre (ca. 20 min walk from Bristol Temple Meads). This event is funded by the GW4 Water Security Alliance. This event is also supported by the School of Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering (CAME) (University of Bristol), the Cabot Institute and the EPSRC WISE CDT.
Read more about the event, and register (for free) on the workshop page.