Oxford welcomes back Dustin Garrick

Water expert, Dr Dustin Garrick, returns to Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment to establish a programme on the commons and enterprise.

Quenching thirst for data in rural Kenya

Susanna Goodall, Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, presents a recent audit of water infrastructure undertaken in rural Kenya’s Kitui County as part of the REACH programme.

How to avoid anti-dam protests

Dam building is on the rise globally, but many projects face significant opposition. Oxford doctoral student, Julian Kirchher gets to the heart of what drives dam protests.

Innovative I-Drop Water bringing safe and affordable drinking water to Sub-Saharan Africa

Bottled water is both wasteful and expensive, yet is the only source of safe drinking water in many parts of the world. An Oxford alumni start-up is offering an alternative to bottled water via an innovative decentralised water purification and vending system.

Oxford gears up for World Water Week

Stockholm hosts World Water Week from August 28 to September 2, with the delegates from around the world descending on the city to discuss some of the key water issues facing humanity. Oxford University staff and alumni will play a key role in proceedings.

Oxford mathematicians in Indian arsenic collaboration

Arsenic contamination of groundwater is a significant public health issue in the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta. A new GCRF-funded research collaboration between Oxford University and India’s IIT Kharagpur aims to help address this problem by using mathematical modelling to gain insight into a new soil-based filter.

Grants catalyse 12 new water security projects

Twelve new water security projects will share £550,000 from the REACH programme’s first Partnership Funding round. The projects span eleven countries in Africa and South Asia, working at the interface of water security and poverty reduction research and practice.

Macronutrient Cycles Programme draws to a close

Macronutrients – nitrogen, carbon and phosphorus  –  play a pivotal role in sustaining life. However human activities have drastically altered macronutrient cycles, with significant implications for both ecosystem and human health. The Oxford-led Macronutrient Cycles Programme has been working to help better understand these cycles.