MSc students get ‘hands on’ with freshwater biodiversity at Otmoor

Posted on 29th April 2015

The MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management class recently journeyed to Otmoor, a historic wetland landscape to the northeast of Oxford, to learn about freshwater biodiversity and wetland restoration. Melissa von Mayrhauser reports back.

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Oxford University water research at the 2015 European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Posted on 28th April 2015

There was a great turnout for the School of Geography and the Environment at the annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, where eight students and staff presented their latest water and climate related research findings.

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How to get rid of industrial waste: feed it to bacteria

Posted on 22nd April 2015

A spin-out company is pioneering the use of bacteria that literally eat the toxic by-products of high-tech engineering. Read the research impact case study to find out more about this innovative form of wastewater treatment developed by researchers at the Department of Engineering Science.

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Action needed to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in the Thames

Posted on 6th February 2014

In a podcast on the NERC Planet Earth website, Paul Whitehead from Oxford University and Mark Barnett from the Environment Agency comment on the pollution challenge of the river Thames. They explain why the river will fail to meet European Union standards unless action is taken by farmers to reduce fertiliser use and water companies cut the amount of phosphorus being discharged by sewage works.

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