The Macronutrient Cycles Programme – a £9.3 million programme of research directed by Professor Paul Whitehead at Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment – has approved a set of grants, marking the start an exciting three years of integrated research of the cycles of nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon and their interactions in the environment.
Professor Paul Whitehead and Dr Fai Fung from Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment have won a project grant for £327K as part of a large Consortium Grant Project “Assessing health, livelihoods, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation in populous deltas”, focusing on the Bay of Bengal Delta region of Bangladesh.
Might multinationals be persuaded to invest in water infrastructure in the growth markets of the future? It might make sense for them as well as for their potential customers, suggests Alex Money.
A three-year funded DPhil studentship on ‘Reduction of algal loading onto water treatment works’ is available from October 2012, in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, with full sponsorship by Thames Water.