Celebrating a decade of the MSc Water Science, Policy and Management

Alumni from across 10 years of the School of Geography and the Environment’s MSc Water Science, Policy and Management gathered in Oxford on 30 May – 1 June 2014 for a weekend packed with celebrations and networking. The Vice-Chancellor Professor Andrew Hamilton gave a special address and commended the course’s achievements.

Counting each drop: corporate concern mounts about water supplies

Alex Money, DPhil Candidate at the School of Geography and the Environment, warns that big companies may have already taken all the easy options to improve their water efficiency, in a New York Times article.

Vice-Chancellor launches British Council Water Initiative

Professor Andrew Hamilton, Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, launched the British Council in Israel’s Water Research Initiative during a visit to the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben Gurion University of the Negev.

Wireless water: mobile offers a brighter future for rural Africa

Oxford University led research which harnesses mobile technologies to improve rural access to water is featured in BBC News online.

Vacancy: Part-time Project Manager – Drought and Water Scarcity

The School of Geography and the Environment are recruiting for the post of Project Manager for a major research project “MaRIUS’’: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity”. Deadline: 2 June 2014.

Michael Rouse speaks at international seminar on the future of urban water regulation in Spain

Michael Rouse shared his expertise on water regulation at a seminar organised by the University of Valencia on behalf of the Spanish Government. He was joined by experts from a number of countries, as well as Spanish government and utility stakeholders.

Citizen science project finds global warming makes very wet winters ‘a bit more likely’

An Oxford University citizen science project to assess the effects of global warming has reported a small but statistically significant increase in the probability of extremely wet winters in southern England.

Mobile water payments article in Water International journal Best Paper Awards

A journal article by Oxford researchers on the impacts and implications of mobile water payments in East Africa has been given an honourable mention in the Water International Best Paper 2012 Awards.