Proportional water allocation policies help federal countries cope with drought extremes

Posted on 3rd June 2013

Dr. Dustin Garrick (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford Martin School) delivered a presentation on drought management in federal rivers at a conference on Water in the Anthropocene, held in Bonn on 21-24 May.

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Special issue of Ecological Economics examines water allocation policy and transaction costs

Posted on 8th May 2013

Dr. Dustin Garrick (School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford Martin School), co-edited a special issue of Ecological Economics on transaction costs and environmental policy, featuring papers on water, carbon, biodiversity and land use issues. Three papers examine water allocation reforms and deliver insights about institutional responses to water allocation tradeoffs.

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Rachael McDonnell provides water expertise at Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Court

Posted on 31st December 2012

Dr Rachael McDonnell was recently an invited speaker at a workshop on ‘Policy options for food insecure countries’ held in Abu Dhabi on 19-20 November 2012. The event was hosted by the Crown Prince Court and organised by the policy think tank Chatham House. She contributed to important discussions on the role of innovations in science/technology and policy for improving water management in food production systems.

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Dr Rene Bañares-Alcántara develops new optimisation model for analysis and evaluation of water policies

Posted on 5th November 2012

Dr Rene Bañares-Alcántara and Aidid Chee Tahi from Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science have developed a new modelling system which can help policymakers evaluate water policies. The modelling system was presented on Monday 29 October at the 2012 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting.

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