Innovation recognized in national flood risk management and modelling competition

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.

Why does liquid stay in a horizontally turned straw, but not in a glass?

A team of researchers including Professor Dirk Aarts from Oxford University’s Department of Chemistry has been investigating this peculiar phenomenon – one that’s ‘surprisingly difficult’ to explain from a scientific point of view.

Why there’s a handpump in an Oxford car park.

Oxford University’s Smart Handpump research has seen the development of technology and techniques to improve water security for the poor. Recently, collaborators from Geography and Engineering hosted a seminar showcasing their innovative work.

Equitable access is key to meeting water, sanitation and hygiene targets

Oxford University’s Dr Katrina Charles explores the challenge of realising the Sustainable Development Goals for WASH in a blog for the Conversation.

Studying water processes at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Earlier this year, Oxford DPhil student Homero Paltan travelled to California to spend a summer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Here he recounts his experience.

Introducing the REACH Junior Global Advisory Panel

The Oxford-led REACH programme announces its Junior Global Advisory Panel (JGAP): a group of young water professionals, that will provide critical input to the programme.

Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals to improve water security for the poor

Rosanna Bartlett, Partnership Funding Manager of the Oxford-led REACH programme, explores some of the key issues emerging from World Water Week in Stockholm.

Where will you get your water today?

Dr Katrina Charles, REACH Co-Director, reflects on the transformation of the northern Ethiopian landscape following the long rainy season.