Mobile money and water services in East Africa

Posted on 16th November 2012

The unprecedented growth in Africa’s mobile communications sector offers new opportunities to address the continent’s persistent water service challenges, claims a new article published in Water International, a collaboration between past and current students at the School of Geography and the Environment.

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DFID’s challenges and opportunities for delivering water security in a post-MDG world

Posted on 8th November 2012

As the Millennium Development Goals come to a close in 2015, the international development community finds itself at a transition point. Decision-makers have the exciting and daunting task of shaping global policy for the coming generations. This blog is based on a talk delivered by Jean-Paul Penrose, DFID’s Senior Water Resources Adviser, part of the Water Security, Growth and Development seminar series.

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Dr Rene Bañares-Alcántara develops new optimisation model for analysis and evaluation of water policies

Posted on 5th November 2012

Dr Rene Bañares-Alcántara and Aidid Chee Tahi from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science have developed a new modelling system which can help policymakers evaluate water policies. The modelling system was presented on Monday 29 October at the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting.

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Professor David Grey speaks on transboundary water management at IIASA Conference

Posted on 5th November 2012

David Grey was among the many distinguished speakers participating in the IIASA Conference which was held in Vienna and Laxenburg, Austria on 24-26 October 2012. Watch the video of his talk on the challenges of transboundary water management in a changing world.

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