A workshop on Decision Analysis for Natural Hazards was held at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University on 10-11 March 2015. Professor Jim Hall, Director of the Environmental Change Institute, chaired the two-day series of seminars, tutorials and discussion on decision support methods for natural hazards, including floods, droughts and earthquakes, and their consequences in the UK and globally.
What do we really mean when we talk about a right to water? A human right to water is a cornerstone of a democratic society. What form that right should take is hotly debated.
A global research project led by the University of Oxford and backed by the British Government will help millions of people in Africa and South Asia to have reliable access to water. Announced by International Development Minister Baroness Northover, the seven year research project will receive a £15 million grant from the Department for International Development.