Leilai Immel-Parkinson

Leilai Immel-Parkinson


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Leilai is a PhD Researcher at the University of Manchester. In collaboration with Northumbrian Water, she is examining future water demand challenges in England, from a social practices perspective. Her research focuses on how changing societal trends are affecting water demand in water-stressed regions, and what the implications of these changes are for industry forecasting and planning.


Prior to starting her PhD, Leilai worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford and the University of East Anglia in the field of agri-environment policy and water quality. She has an MSci in Environmental Science from UEA.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Environmental Science, MSci Environmental Sciences