Oxford University has pioneered the development of Smart Handpumps which have been deployed successfully in Sub-Saharan Africa to monitor groundwater depth and pump usage remotely. Now Oxford will receive its very own Smart Handpump.
Over the past 5 years, the Infrastructure Transitions Research Consortium (ITRC) has developed the world’s first national infrastructure system-of-systems model. On May 23, the ITRC launched its new £5.3m EPSRC-funded MISTRAL programme.
The construction of Ethiopia’s first large hydropower dam on the Blue Nile is a source of national pride for many Ethiopians and a source of concern for many Egyptians. This caution largely stems from a lack of understanding of the extent of the risks, and how these can be mitigated. New research, led by a partnership between the University of Oxford and the University of Khartoum, explores practical reservoir filling strategies, to minimize potential negative downstream impacts via transboundary coordination.
Oxford DPhil candidate Johanna Koehler explores devolution of water governance in Kenya