The Smart Handpump comes to SoGE

Posted on 26th May 2016

Oxford University has pioneered the development of Smart Handpumps which have been deployed successfully in Sub-Saharan Africa to monitor groundwater depth and pump usage remotely. Now Oxford will receive its very own Smart Handpump.

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ITRC five years on: a new MISTRAL journey begins

Posted on 26th May 2016

Over the past 5 years, the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has developed the world’s first national infrastructure system-of-systems model. On May 23, the ITRC launched its new £5.3m EPSRC-funded MISTRAL programme.

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Filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam: seeking middle ground on the Nile

Posted on 23rd May 2016

The construction of Ethiopia’s first large hydropower dam on the Blue Nile is a source of national pride for many Ethiopians and a source of concern for many Egyptians. This caution largely stems from a lack of understanding of the extent of the risks, and how these can be mitigated. New research, led by a partnership between the University of Oxford and the University of Khartoum, explores practical reservoir filling strategies, to minimize potential negative downstream impacts via transboundary coordination.

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How far has devolution come in Kenya?

Posted on 20th May 2016

Oxford DPhil candidate Johanna Koehler explores devolution of water governance in Kenya

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