Managing the risk of surface water flooding

Posted on 3rd February 2016

Research by the University of Oxford, in conjunction with the London School of Economics, is playing a key role in combating one of Britain’s most persistent natural hazards.

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Water Security: less talk, more action

Posted on 22nd December 2015

Over 200 people from 20 countries met to debate using a risk-based framework to respond to the global and local challenges at the Water Security 2015 conference held at Oxford University on 9-11 December.

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Unavoidable increase in flood risk with 4°C climate change

Posted on 6th November 2015

A new report finds that significant additional investment and adaptation action will be needed in the UK to counter flood risk projected under a 2°C rise in global mean temperatures. But if temperatures climb by 4°C, a large increase in flood risk will be unavoidable.

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Exploring whether water shortages are due to climate change or local factors

Posted on 6th November 2015

Human-induced climate change plays a clear and significant role in some extreme weather events but understanding the other risks at a local level is also important, say research studies just published. Oxford researchers examined serious droughts in Brazil, East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.

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