Panel discussion debates the role of dams in Africa’s development

Posted on 26th November 2014

Six distinguished speakers came together this week to tackle the much debated topic of ‘Africa, Dams and Development’ in a panel discussion organised by the Oxford Water Network and the Oxford Martin Programme on Resource Stewardship.

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Harry Verhoeven speaks about the water-food-energy nexus

Posted on 7th August 2014

Dr Harry Verhoeven was a speaker at the international conference on the water-food-energy nexus in drylands held in Rabat, Morocco on 11-14 June 2014. In a video interview, he highlights the politics behind how the nexus is defined and addressed.

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Water shortages could disrupt Britain’s electricity supply

Posted on 17th February 2014

The Guardian reports on a team of academics from Oxford and Newcastle who say nuclear and gas-fired power stations could be forced to shut down during future droughts.

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China in the Mekong: building dams for whose benefit?

Posted on 18th December 2013

A new policy brief from the Oxford University Global Economic Governance Programme discusses the controversies of Chinese investment in hydropower in the Mekong. It calls for action by governments and Chinese hydropower companies to ensure responsible water governance and safeguard livelihoods and biodiversity in the basin.

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