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Ancient waters expand search for ‘deep life’

Posted on 22nd December 2014

The proportion of the Earth’s crust that may be capable of supporting life could be much greater than previously thought, according to new research published in the journal Nature. Researchers from the University of Toronto, Oxford University and Princeton have mapped the ancient hydrogen-rich waters trapped in rock fractures kilometres below the Earth’s surface.

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Regulation for Water Management

Posted on 19th December 2014

This event will bring together a panel of researchers, consultants and regulators engaged in front line water management in the UK and abroad, to discuss the implementation of science through regulation. These water specialists will reflect on the issues and opportunities for improved water management and regulation, including the point of entry for new and innovative methods and models.

The event will also launch the book, Regulation for Water Quality – How to Safeguard the Water Environment.

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Learning to live with floods and droughts

Posted on 18th December 2014

A panel discussion on ‘Living with Floods and Droughts: Adapting to Hydro-Climatic Extremes’ was held at the School of Geography and the Environment on 1 December 2014, and brought together a number of water and climate experts in the field.

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Sustainable Groundwater Development for the Poor

Posted on 18th December 2014

The session will draw on case studies from Rural Water Supply Network’s work on professionalizing water well drilling and handpump sustainability in Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Chad and South Sudan.

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