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Sayers’ work on Nature-Based Solutions in Russia

Recently, Paul Sayers has secured funding to explore the nature-based solutions (NBS) opportunities across Russia. As part of this work, he presented on 12 November at the ‘Nature-based solutions: the IUCN global standards and programmes in Russia’ workshop. Other participants included Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Russian Federation Deborah Bronnert CMG, the Minister for Pacific […]

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Osney Lock: Colouring “management” 

by Will O’Sullivan, WSPM 2020-2021 Our focus was tested on Friday November 5th. My classmates and I stood next to the river Thames under leaves just beginning to turn for autumn. That day, there were reports about the unprecedented national case-count of Covid-19 (as passersby unmistakably gave us “the side-eye” for our large group) and the US presidential election was unfolding in a crawling photo-finish (news of which was blaring out of […]

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DAWN – Digital Africa Water Network 

The Digital Africa Water Network (DAWN), a UKRI programme led by the University of Oxford, brings service providers, universities and enabling organisations together to explore the potential for digital technology to accelerate the development of water services in rural Africa, where over 50% of the population are without even basic drinking water. In November, the Smith […]

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The Meaning of “Natural”: Otmoor RSPB Reserve

Medha Mukherjee, WSPM ’20-21, describes the October field trip to Otmoor and insights gained about balancing nature and humans coexisting.

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Turning MSc research into a short film

As a new cohort of WSPM start at Oxford, it’s inspiring to see where they may be in just a few years. Esteban Boj García, WSPM alumn from the 2018/2019 cohort, and with the help of others has transformed his MSc research for his dissertation into a short film entitled ‘‘Los Conductores del Agua – […]

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Welcome to WSPM 2020-2021 Cohort

While this year is the most unusual start for a new cohort to date, we are thrilled to welcome them (in person or virtually)! Since 2004, every autumn has brought a new cohort of students from around the world to attend the University of Oxford to study Water Science, Policy and Management (WSPM) on a […]

Unlocking Africa’s Groundwater Potential

UPGro’s new film tells us about the use and potential of groundwater for Sub-Saharan Africa. Learn about groundwater and the rich research findings from the 7 year research programme.

OWN member selected for Bosch Academy for Transformational Leadership

Congratulations to OWN member and REACH researcher, Dr Johanna Koehler, on being selected for the Bosch Academy for Transformational Leadership. The award is a 2 year programme with scholars across Europe, tackling environmental challenges in a globalised world.