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.
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.
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.
An Oxford-led study suggests that multiple strategies may be needed to manage phosphorus in rivers. Sources of phosphorus pollution vary depending on future changes in rainfall and runoff under different scenarios of climate, land use and water resource management.