The MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management class recently journeyed to Otmoor, a historic wetland landscape to the northeast of Oxford, to learn about freshwater biodiversity and wetland restoration. Melissa von Mayrhauser reports back.
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.
A spin-out company is pioneering the use of bacteria that literally eat the toxic by-products of high-tech engineering. Read the research impact case study to find out more about this innovative form of wastewater treatment developed by researchers at the Department of Engineering Science.
In a podcast on the NERC Planet Earth website, Paul Whitehead from Oxford University and Mark Barnett from the Environment Agency comment on the pollution challenge of the river Thames. They explain why the river will fail to meet European Union standards unless action is taken by farmers to reduce fertiliser use and water companies cut the amount of phosphorus being discharged by sewage works.