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.
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.
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.
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.