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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This is what the UK needs to do to avoid running out of water

Posted on 10th April 2019

Wired interviewed several experts, including Oxford’s Dr Helen Gavin, about limitations of the UK’s water supply and what can be done about it.

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Managing the risk of surface water flooding

Posted on 3rd February 2016

Research by the University of Oxford, in conjunction with the London School of Economics, is playing a key role in combating one of Britain’s most persistent natural hazards.

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Flood risk: making better infrastructure investments

Posted on 2nd July 2015

Researchers at the Environmental Change Institute are helping evaluate and communicate best practice in national-scale flood risk analysis and long-term investment planning for flood management.

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