Untapped reserves of fresh groundwater – up to 0.5 million km3 – are buried beneath continental shelves around the world, according to new findings published in the international scientific journal Nature and co-authored by Oxford’s Mike Edmunds.
Dr Nick Hankins of the Department of Engineering Science has been appointed as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Water Process Engineering.
Oxford University has been awarded funding for a Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) – a 4-year D.Phil. programme which offers a world-class, multidisciplinary training environment for the next generation of leaders working at the frontiers of environmental research.
A team of Oxford researchers have been awarded funding to study how resilient water infrastructures are to natural and man-made threats. The project is a collaboration with the University of Massachusetts and Sandia National Laboratory in the United States.
Paul Sayers, Senior Visiting Fellow at the School of Geography and the Environment, is leading a project to identify best practice in drought risk management, in collaboration with WWF and the Chinese Government.