Global leaders call for increased action and investment in water security

Posted on 9th November 2015

A number of global leaders have backed a Policy Statement committing to policies that contribute to water security, based on research led by Oxford University.

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Unavoidable increase in flood risk with 4°C climate change

Posted on 6th November 2015

A new report finds that significant additional investment and adaptation action will be needed in the UK to counter flood risk projected under a 2°C rise in global mean temperatures. But if temperatures climb by 4°C, a large increase in flood risk will be unavoidable.

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Exploring whether water shortages are due to climate change or local factors

Posted on 6th November 2015

Human-induced climate change plays a clear and significant role in some extreme weather events but understanding the other risks at a local level is also important, say research studies just published. Oxford researchers examined serious droughts in Brazil, East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.

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