This week at World Water Week, over 2,000 politicians, CEOS, scientists, practitioners, and leaders of international organisations from over 100 counties gathered in Stockholm to discuss the most pressing water and food security challenges. Amongst the delegates attending were eight alumni from the School of Geography and the Environment’s MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management.
In Science’s Policy Forum, Karen Bakker highlights Oxford University’s Water Security Network as an example of the types of long-term initiatives which are needed to bring together interdisciplinary researchers and practitioners to address the global water crisis.
Re|Source2012 provided the platform for global business, finance, political and academic leaders to rethink, reform and renew ideas about managing resources. Oxford Professors Jim Hall and David Grey spoke at a session ‘A Thirst for Growth’, whilst Patrick Thompson and Dr Simon Dadson presented water exhibits to the high profile delegates.
The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network, hosted by Oxford University, is seeking a Knowledge Transfer Manager in the area of sustainable water management.