Extreme weather events leave populations with not enough food both in the short- and the long-term, says a new report by the Environmental Change Institute that examines the impacts of climate-related diasters on food security. The authors conclude that better governance could have lessened the impact on the poorest and most vulnerable, and affected populations have been let down by the authorities in past disasters.
Kevin Wheeler, DPhil candidate at the Environmental Change Institute, recently presented his work on alternative management strategies of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the effects on the distribution of benefits among the Nile Basin countries of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt.
The Environmental Change Institute is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will work with us to develop and demonstrate new water resources systems models for drought risk assessment at catchment and national scales.
The School of Geography and the Environment is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to join the social science team in an interdisciplinary project on droughts and water scarcity in the UK. The successful candidate will be required to conduct independent and original social science research focussing on fieldwork in two case study localities in the Thames Basin.