Drought—no longer uncommon topic in England, 1976 drought now 4x more likely to occur

Posted on 18th April 2019

Henny van Lanen, a guest speaker, mentioned in his opening remarks in Oxford’s 2019 conference on Drought and Water Scarcity, water regulators in northwest Europe are biased towards floods and usually do not think about the effects of drought. And yet, Prof. Len Shaffrey, a specialist in meteorology and climate change also at the conference, […]

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Water Security: less talk, more action

Posted on 22nd December 2015

Over 200 people from 20 countries met to debate using a risk-based framework to respond to the global and local challenges at the Water Security 2015 conference held at Oxford University on 9-11 December.

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Exploring whether water shortages are due to climate change or local factors

Posted on 6th November 2015

Human-induced climate change plays a clear and significant role in some extreme weather events but understanding the other risks at a local level is also important, say research studies just published. Oxford researchers examined serious droughts in Brazil, East Africa and the eastern Mediterranean.

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Is the Western US drought caused by climate change?

Posted on 30th June 2015

Climateprediction.net has launched a new experiment to find out if climate change has made the drought in California, Oregon and Washington more likely.

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