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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African wetlands and climate

Posted on 1st July 2015

Dr Simon Dadson at the School of Geography and the Environment, has led a team of researchers from Oxford University, the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, the Met Office and the University of Cape Town in a project to investigate the role of African wetlands in the climate system.

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Oxford University water research at the 2015 European Geosciences Union General Assembly

Posted on 28th April 2015

There was a great turnout for the School of Geography and the Environment at the annual European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, where eight students and staff presented their latest water and climate related research findings.

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Climate extremes: moving from physics to solutions

Posted on 2nd April 2015

Professor Paul Whitehead joined over 35 scientists in the Swiss mountains to discuss how to assess and adapt to extreme climate events. He presented recently published research on modelling the impact of future climate and socio-economic change on the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna river systems in India and Bangladesh.

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