New Oxford book on global challenges in water

A new book published last month draws together voices from Oxford’s Water Science, Policy and Management programme – a world-leading MSc course – with the aim of advancing scientific understandings, and identifying policy priorities, challenges and opportunities for water management, now and into the future.

2020 Green Templeton Lectures theme is the Future of the Commons

The commons is a powerful metaphor for understanding human cooperation, one of the most enduring puzzles for science and society. 2020 marks the 30th anniversary of Governing the Commons, the landmark study by the late Nobel laureate, Elinor Ostrom. Ostrom and many colleagues demonstrated…

Alice in Typhoidland: Take a journey through the story of typhoid, from Victorian sewer systems to cutting-edge scientific research

A new exhibition tells the story of Oxford’s role in the fight against typhoid, from pioneering efforts to eliminate typhoid in the era of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland to game-changing present-day vaccine trials.

OWN member and ECI Fellow awarded MET Office Climate Resilience Programme

Congratulations to Paul Sayers (a fellow within the ECI), who has just been awarded a project under Met Office Climate Resilience Programme to develop a next generation model for ‘Risk estimates using techniques from catastrophe modelling: UK Flood’.

Head of UKRI and industry leaders praise the MaRIUS project

Oxford led £12m Drought & Water Scarcity research programme, called “About Drought” has been praised as ‘an exemplar’ of interdisciplinary research by the head of UK Research & Innovation and ‘revolutionary in the way it has been delivered’ by a key stakeholder.

Jakarta’s “perennial” flooding: The lock-in of infrastructural solutions

  On New Year’s Eve, the citizens of the Indonesian capital were surprised by a flood, which has been deemed to be the worst in a decade. The flood killed 67 people and displaced 400,000 residents. According to the country’s meteorological agency (BMKG), unusually high rainfall (377 mm per day), even higher than the rainfall […]