A three-year funded DPhil studentship on ‘Reduction of algal loading onto water treatment works’ is available from October 2012, in the Department of Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, with full sponsorship by Thames Water.
On Thursday 10 May, a delegation of 18 Australian water management specialists from industry, local government, and engineering consultancies visited Oxford University as part of a Water Sensitive Studies Tour. Speakers from Oxford University and the UK research and technology sector briefed the delegation on trends in policy, research and technology in the UK water industry.
The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton, spoke enthusiastically about Oxford’s key role in the leadership of the global water security agenda on 17th April at the Natural History Museum to over 220 delegates from policy, research, civil society and business participating in the International Conference on Water Security, Risk and Society.
Water is increasingly becoming a scarce resource and shortages could drive conflict, hit food and energy production, and threaten growth in renewable energy technology, experts warned at a water security conference on Monday.
On 16-18 April a key international conference will bring together scientists, policymakers and business leaders to understand the status of water security around the world, and define priorities for action.
“Water Lives…” is a science communication animation designed to draw attention to the important (yet largely invisible) life that underpins and sustains our rivers and lakes. The animation was produced by Paul Jepson and Rob St.John at the School of Geography and the Environment for the EU project BioFresh.
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