Dr Aisha Bello-Dambatta
I am an interdisciplinary researcher in water science and engineering with experience in the broadly related areas of integrated water resources management, water-energy-food-environment nexus, water-gender nexus, and climate change impacts on land and water resources.
I sit on external committees on water, energy, climate change impacts; and engage with SMEs, practitioners, communities, and schools both nationally and internationally.
Location: Room G15 Thoday, School of Natural Sciences, Prifysgol Bangor University
Phone: +44 (0)1248 382 338 / Teams
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I contribute to teaching and assessment in:
I also guess lecture/ speak both internally and externally.
Supervised dissertation in Bangor:
- Aliya Mshelah M Alenazi , MSc: Effect of climate change on water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): a systematic review.
Before Bangor, I was a Teaching Fellow in Water Science at UCL and before then a Postdoc Research Fellow at Exeter where I contributed work to several large-scale, international consortium research projects.
I now mainly work on the Dŵr Uisce project https://www.dwr-uisce.eu/ where I'm looking into the energy performance of key water demands in the built environment. My projects in Dŵr Uisce include:
- Citizen science project on water-energy use and efficiency in Irish households
- Climate action hackathon in schools in Ireland and Wales
- Benchmarking water-energy efficiency in leisure centres.
I am also currently involved with:
- An edited book: Rainwater harvesting for the 21st century in collaboration with Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Bath) and Dr Ilan Adler (UCL). The call for abstract has now closed, but if you have an interesting case study on rainwater harvesting you would like to be included, please submit here or contact me for more information.
- Royal Academy of Engineering Distinguished International Associate 2022-2024 funded project on: Pollution and waste management in informal settlements in Jordan (Zaatari and Baqa'a camps) and the MENA region in collaboration with Dr Rania Aburamadan (Middle East Univeristy).
- Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers Champions 2021/22 funded project on: Learning and sharing experiences in rainwater harvesting from around the world as a pioneering appropriate technology for sustainable long term access to clean water in collaboration with Harry Chaplin (Tatirano Social Enterprise, Madagascar), Dr Ilan Adler (UCL), and Dr Kemi Adeyeye (Bath).
- Bangor University Graduate Internship Scheme 2019 project: Climate change and the Water-Energy-Food nexus in indigenous communities in the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
I am willing to supervise a PhD
- PublishedDŵr Uisce Climate Action Hackathon: A Cool Connection
Bello-Dambatta, A., Bellini, R., Coughlan, P., McNabola, A., Dreyer-Gibney, K. & Murali, M., May 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract
- PublishedEnergy efficiency through household water use efficiency: a survey on public perception of household water and water-related energy use in Ireland
Bello-Dambatta, A., Bellini, R. & Williams, P., May 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Other
- PublishedEnergy efficiency through water use efficiency in leisure centres
Bello-Dambatta, A. & Williams, P., May 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
- PublishedResearching across borders and boundaries: developing a transdisciplinary researcher network
Coughlan, P., Bellini, R., Bello-Dambatta, A. & Coghlan, D., Jul 2022.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
- UnpublishedImproving water-related energy efficiency in wet leisure centres in Denbighshire County Council
Bello-Dambatta, A. & Williams, P., Apr 2020, (Unpublished) 30 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
- PublishedResponding to the UN Sustainability Goals through network action learning
Dreyer-Gibney, K., Coughlan, P., Coghlan, D., Wu, S-H., Bello-Dambatta, A., Dallison, R., McNabola, A., Novara, D., Rafique, A., Schestak, I., Spriet, J., Walker, N. & Williams, P., 6 Dec 2020, European Academy of Management.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution › peer-review
- UnpublishedWater-Energy Nexus: Efficiencies and Sustainability in Demand Management
Bello-Dambatta, A. & Williams, P., 8 Sep 2019, (Unpublished) Global Network for Researchers.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference contribution
- Newpark Comprehensive x Dublin Dŵr Uisce climate action hackathon
Dwr Uisce project climate action hackathon with transition year students at Newpark Comprehensive in Dublin, Ireland
23 Mar 2022Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement (Contributor)
- Rainwater harvesting for improved sanitation in poverty pockets in Jordan
Rainwater harvesting for improved sanitation in poverty pockets in Jordan
13 Mar 2022Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Organiser)
- Water-energy efficiency in the built environment
A video for the Welsh Government for British Science Week 2022 on water-energy efficiency in the built environment
11 Mar 2022 – 20 Mar 2022Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation (Presenter)
- Newpark Comprehensive Hackathon, Dublin
Dŵr Uisce project outreach and introduction to the Dŵr Uisce schools hackathon programme
9 Mar 2022Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement (Contributor)
- Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers symposium 'What is next for engineering and the global challenges'?
Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers symposium: 'What is next for engineering and the global challenges'
28 Feb 2022 – 11 Mar 2022Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Participant)
- Resource efficiency in the built environment
Carbon Copy case study on behalf of the Welsh Government as part of COP Cymru 2021 outputs
Jan 2022Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation (Interviewee)
- COP Cymru Regional Roadshow 2021: Small Nation Big Ideas - Welsh science driving the energy transition
Presentation and panel discussion as part of COP Cymru roadshow associated with COP26 held at M-SParc but broadcast more widely as a webinar.
“Ambitious commitments to decarbonize economies for the sake of the planet, and all our futures, require rapid changes to our whole energy system. How energy is produced, stored, transported and used all need to change if there is to be any hope of meeting net zero.
This session will showcase a range of new technologies being developed in Wales; from using nuclear reactors for more than just power, to reducing energy waste throughout our water system, or innovations in tidal energy to recovering rarer materials for use in batteries. It will also look at how researchers can work across different disciplines; for example engineers working with biologists to minimize the impact of renewable power on wildlife.”
4 Nov 2021
- Dwr Uisce x ECO-UNESCO climate action hackathon
Dwr Uisce x ECO-UNESCO Climate Action Hackathon pilot with secondary school students in Ireland
29 Jun 2021 – 30 Jun 2021Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Schools engagement (Chair)
- Texonomy: Textile Circular Economy
Workshop on textile circular economy in Pakistan
7 Jun 2021 – 8 Jun 2021Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Participant)
- Benchmarking water and energy efficiency
Dwr Uisce project benchmarking webinar on water and energy efficiency
14 Apr 2021Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Chair)
- Met Office Climate Data Challenge
Met Office Climate Data Hackathon
16 Mar 2021 – 17 Mar 2021Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Participant)
- Expert panel discussion on heat recovery potential of leisure centres
Expert panel discussion on heat recovery potential of leisure centres
Climate change poses significant challenges and the global community is not on track to meet sustainable development targets or the Paris Agreement to mitigate climate change. The Covid-19 pandemic and necessary government measures to curb the spread of the virus has put climate action on hold and shut down economies. The need for improved ventilation as an important mitigating factor against the risk of Covid-19 transmission has additional implications for costs and emissions for businesses.
Leisure centres, as large users of water and energy, account for significant emissions and operational costs. However, there is scope for very significant reductions in water and water-related energy demands and associated emissions and costs without impacting service quality and delivery. These reductions can be a promising response to the current challenges of climate change and post-Covid-19 economic recovery.
To discuss energy demands in leisure centres and the important contributions to emissions and cost reductions that can be made through heat recovery, the Dŵr Uisce project (https://www.dwr-uisce.eu/) is hosting an expert panel discussion on heat recovery as one of the several ways these reductions can be made.
The panellists will be discussing a range of questions and some of the current opportunities, challenges, and risks associated with installing heat recovery in leisure centres in order to promote resource conversation and ideas on how leisure centres can take climate action and also save costs and improve environmental footprint in the process.
23 Feb 2021Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Chair)
- Royal Society of Chemistry Sustainable Water in the 21st Century
Royal Society of Chemistry Sustainable Water in the 21st Century, 1 October 2019 London
31 Oct 2019Activity: Participation in conference (Participant)
- Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development: WASHing away inequalities symposium Mexico City 2019
Royal Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering for Development: WASHing away inequalities symposium Mexico City 2019
29 May 2019 – 31 May 2019Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course (Participant)