A paper co-authored by the Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Professor Jim Hall, has been awarded the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in the Climate Change category at a ceremony held at Lloyds of London on 29 November 2012.
In a guest lecture at Oxford University on 29 October, Professor Quentin Grafton explored reasons behind reduced river flows in four river systems. Though it may be tempting to blame climate change, high levels of water extraction may more accurately explain why rivers are running dry
Kelsey Leonard, who last month received an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management, featured in the Financial Times Magazine on 24 November 2012. In September Kelsey became the first Native American woman to be awarded a degree from Oxford Unviersity. She is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton, New York.
LifeStraw® Carbon for Water is an innovative public health programme which distributes water filters to households in Western Kenya and is funded by carbon finance. Dr John Haskew, at the Department for Public Health, is leading research to evaluate the programme’s impact on diarrhoea, dysentery and dehydration among children under five and people with HIV.