Exploring the challenge of valuing water

Student rapporteurs provide a thematic breakdown of Valuing Water for Sustainable Development, a one-day forum hosted by Oxford University on 7 November.

Valuing water for sustainable development: a student perspective

Students from Oxford University’s Water Science, Policy and Management MSc share their experience of Valuing Water for Sustainable Development, a one-day forum hosted by Oxford University on 7 November.

The legacy of a water pioneer

Oxford Water Network, in collaboration with the British Geological Survey, hosted the the 2nd W. Mike Edmunds Memorial Lecture earlier this month. The event honours Mike’s legacy by promoting good hydrogeological science to the service of society. This lecture also provided Mike’s son Paul the opportunity to present Reswhere.org, an online open collaboration platform to georeference environmental research, including Mike’s vast body of work.

News from a scientific frontier: the complexity of field-to-river connectivity in the Rother catchment

Researchers from the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute explore the dynamics of soil erosion and river sedimentation in a catchment in South East England.

Using satellite data to respond to environmental disasters

The challenge of providing a rapid response to environmental disasters as varied as flooding, drought, illegal logging and oil spills is the focus of two new projects in which the University of Oxford is a key partner. Dr Steven Reece, data processing and machine learning lead at Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science explains how the project will work in action and the role that machine learning technology will play in it.

Blended finance for water infrastructure: hope or hype?

Dr Alex Money of Oxford University’s Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment explains why more catalytic innovation is needed to achieve transformative impact.

Dams on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river could fuel more conflicts in the country

Dr Julian Kirchherr outlines the threat dam building poses to peace in Myanmar, drawing from his doctoral research undertaken at Oxford University’s School of Geography and Environment.

Acid drainage: the global environmental crisis you’ve never heard of

Dr Stephen Tuffnell, Associate Professor of Modern History, at the University of Oxford, describes the environmental damage caused by acid mine drainage in an article for the Conversation