Analysing the impact of climate change and land-use change on the water quality of the River Thames

Posted on 23rd November 2016

Understanding sediment dynamics of lowland rivers, such as the Thames, can help build more resilient strategies for managing environmental change. New research by Dr Gianbattista Bussi, and Prof Simon Dadson, of Oxford’s School of Geography and Environment explores how changes in climate and land-use will affect sediment in the Thames.

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Water use in China’s thermoelectric power sector

Posted on 22nd November 2016

China relies heavily on coal-fired power plants. These require water to operate, yet many are located in water-scarce areas. New research by Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute explores China’s water-for-energy nexus.

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A framework for drought economics

Posted on 16th November 2016

An economic assessment of drought impacts requires an analytical framework that reflects the unique characteristics of a drought. New research, by the Oxford-led MaRIUS project, sets out an innovative framework for drought economics.

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Innovation recognized in national flood risk management and modelling competition

Posted on 14th November 2016

A team led by Oxford flood expert Paul Sayers receives DEFRA innovation prize as part of a national competition to improve flood risk management in Cumbria’s Eden catchment.

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