From peaks to plains: troubled waters along Nepal’s Gandaki River

Posted on 23rd February 2018

Alice Chautard reflects on the Himalayas to Ocean (H2O) project and her 2017 expedition to Nepal.

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Minimising tailings dam failures with remote sensing

Posted on 22nd February 2018

Oxford University’s Smith School for Enterprise and the Environment partners in new £2.7million project employing satellite imagery to help protect Peruvian communities and ecosystems from toxic pollution caused by failing dams.

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New UK climate projections will improve understanding of drought

Posted on 21st February 2018

The Oxford-led MaRIUS programme publishes a new climate dataset generated using model simulations run on Weather@home’s distributed network of volunteer computers. The study sheds light on the risk of possible strong droughts in the future, helping inform UK drought management.

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Water boarding

Posted on 15th February 2018

Oxford University’s Dieter Helm, Professor of Economic Policy at New College, explores the intricacies of water utility ownership and regulation in the UK, setting out the case for a new regulatory model.

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