Jim Hall’s work on coastal flood risk wins Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize

Posted on 29th November 2012

A paper co-authored by the Director of the Environmental Change Institute, Professor Jim Hall, has been awarded the Lloyd’s Science of Risk Prize in the Climate Change category at a ceremony held at Lloyds of London on 29 November 2012.

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UNESCO Chair says extraction, more than climate change, is causing rivers to run dry

Posted on 28th November 2012

In a guest lecture at Oxford University on 29 October, Professor Quentin Grafton explored reasons behind reduced river flows in four river systems. Though it may be tempting to blame climate change, high levels of water extraction may more accurately explain why rivers are running dry

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Oxford water alumna features in Financial Times magazine

Posted on 26th November 2012

Kelsey Leonard, who last month received an MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management, featured in the Financial Times Magazine on 24 November 2012. In September Kelsey became the first Native American woman to be awarded a degree from Oxford Unviersity. She is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Southampton, New York.

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Award-winning programme uses carbon credits to deliver safe water in Kenya

Posted on 20th November 2012

LifeStraw® Carbon for Water is an innovative public health programme which distributes water filters to households in Western Kenya and is funded by carbon finance. Dr John Haskew, at the Department for Public Health, is leading research to evaluate the programme’s impact on diarrhoea, dysentery and dehydration among children under five and people with HIV.

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