Vacancy: Project Coordinator (AgileOx Environmental Science and Local Impact Project)

Posted on 21st August 2014

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is seeking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator to be responsible for overseeing and implementing the day-to-day activities for Agile-Ox, a new initiative promoting interaction between university scientists and local businesses and other organisations on environmental-related science.

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Safe enough? Proportionate climate change adaptation in London’s water supply system

Posted on 13th August 2014

London faces increased risk of water shortages in the future due to climate change and population growth if no actions are taken to increase supply or reduce demand, according to a new study led by Edoardo Borgomeo and Jim Hall at the Environmental Change Institute. The research presents a new methodology for water managers to incorporate climate change uncertainties into water resources planning.

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Harry Verhoeven speaks about the water-food-energy nexus

Posted on 7th August 2014

Dr Harry Verhoeven was a speaker at the international conference on the water-food-energy nexus in drylands held in Rabat, Morocco on 11-14 June 2014. In a video interview, he highlights the politics behind how the nexus is defined and addressed.

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Drought Risk in the Context of Change

Posted on 28th July 2014

Droughts threaten societies, economies and ecosystems worldwide. A three-year drought in the UK has been estimated to lead to potential losses of £1.5 billion. Yet our ability to characterise and predict the occurrence, duration and intensity of droughts, as well as minimise their impacts, is often inadequate.

This symposium brings together global experts on the processes that cause drought and their consequences. It will take an interdisciplinary approach, looking at the climatic and socio-economic factors that are contributing to the changing risk of drought. The symposium will explore potential approaches to the sustainable management of drought risk.

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