Fluvial landscapes in the Roman world

Dr Tyler V. Franconi, editor of a new book exploring the role of rivers in Roman times, provides an overview of the volume – a result of the Oxford Roman Economy Project’s 2014 conference.

Possibilities and pitfalls of community-based financing of water supplies in rural Kenya

Dr Tim Foster sheds lights on three decades of water payment records from Kwale County.

On the trail of freshwater invaders

The Thames is one of the world’s most highly invaded freshwater ecosystems. Researchers from Oxford University’s Department of Continuing Education explore the increasing colonization of non-native amphipod species in the river basin.

Oxford hosts inaugural Foresight4Food workshop

Key players meet in Oxford to explore the use of foresight and scenario analysis in the global food system.

Unifying scientific disciplines to solve emerging membrane filtration challenges

Mathematicians and engineers join forces to identify and tackle the pressing issues that are limiting future advances in membrane science

Tropical rainfall over the last two millennia: evidence for a low-latitude hydrologic seesaw

Researchers at Earth Sciences shed light on the movement of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) over the past 2000 years using paleoclimate techniques.

Rising to the water challenge

Since its inception in 2011, the Oxford Water Network (OWN) has helped cement Oxford University’s reputation as a global centre for excellence in water research and teaching. Now in its 6th year, OWN looks to build on this success and take the network to the next level.

Farm to tap? Resilient cities and rural livelihoods in a water stressed world

Dr Dustin Garrick, Co-director of the Smith School’s Water Programme, discusses the impact of water stress on urban-rural tensions at World Bank Water Week.