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A new era of cooperation on the Nile River

Posted on 1st April 2015

Kevin Wheeler, DPhil candidate at the Environmental Change Institute, presented his work on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River at Chatham House of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.

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Researchers discuss natural hazards and uncertainty at Oxford workshop

Posted on 31st March 2015

A workshop on Decision Analysis for Natural Hazards was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University on 10-11 March 2015. Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, chaired the two-day series of seminars, tutorials and discussion on decision support methods for natural hazards, including floods, droughts and earthquakes, and their consequences in the UK and globally.

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Natural Flood Management Approaches & Climate Change

Posted on 26th March 2015

This symposium, organised by the Oxford Flood Alliance in collaboration with the Environmental Change Institute, will discuss the potential contribution of natural flood management to flood risk reduction in Oxford, based on current research knowledge. It will also consider the latest predictions of how climate change might affect flood risk in the city and its surrounding environment.

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Changing conceptions of rights to water

Posted on 23rd March 2015

What do we really mean when we talk about a right to water? A human right to water is a cornerstone of a democratic society. What form that right should take is hotly debated.

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