River corridors have provided therapeutic green spaces in our towns and cities during the pandemic. These rivers are being degraded by the widespread practice of ‘spilling’ untreated sewage. This raw sewage – laced with microplastics – has profound impacts on the environment and on public health. In this blog, Professor Jamie Woodward, from the Department […]
Tackling irrigation poverty traps in South Asia
As we celebrate World Water day, Dr Timothy Foster, Lecturer in Water-Food Security in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, and Dr Roshan Adhikari, Research Associate in the Global Development Institute, take a look at how rainfall variability impacts farmers in South Asia and explore what local and national governments can be doing […]
Can we reduce water demand to 80 litres a day? And what can the government do to support it?
In a recent consultation, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) requested evidence on measures to reduce personal water use. In this blog Dr Claire Hoolohan, a research fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and Dr Alison Browne, a senior lecturer in Geography explore ways in which the UK Government […]
Expert reaction – Environmental Audit Committee report
The Environmental Audit Committee launched its report on heat-related deaths and included a series of recommendations for the Government. Dr Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how suitable recommendations in this report around water use are, and what additions she’d like to see. Claire’s current project, working with […]
We need creative responses to water stress and climate change, and we need them now.
As the threat of drought becomes a reality in the UK, Claire Hoolohan Research Fellow at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, considers how we might change the way society uses water. With hosepipe bans being introduced how do we look at future water supplies Water shortage, or water scarcity, is about how much […]