Environmental Markets: the Good, Bad and Ugly, an Astor Lecture

Posted on 20th November 2019

On the 30th of October 2019, the School of Geography and the Environment played host to the Astor Lecture organized by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Professor Michael Hanemann delivered this Lecture on the topic of environmental markets, their applications and limitations…

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Oxford led research on the Nile River enters the global spotlight

Posted on 20th November 2019

The research of Dr Kevin Wheeler has becoming increasingly salient with the forthcoming completion of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Blue Nile River. As the countries of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt continue to negotiate over the initial filling of the new reservoir and the future operation of the largest hydropower dam in Africa, […]

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How can we increase capacity for water-related climate adaptation? Lessons and opportunities from Ethiopian river basins

Posted on 20th November 2019

New blog from Dr Ellen Dyer (University of Oxford) shares insights from a session themed around increasing capacity for water-related climate adaptation, hosted by REACH at the African Climate Risk Conference on 7 October.

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Is the River Cherwell a Drinkable River?

Posted on 18th November 2019

Citizen science is becoming increasingly popular, particularly for data collection. It is able to improve knowledge and stimulate great public participation and action. However, questions about data quality and accessibility linger…

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