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Rain

Working with CUROP students on climate change and extreme rainfalls

25 October 2018

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Water Research Institute collaborated on climate change and extreme rainfalls with this year's CUROP students.

River Wye

Plastics found in fifty percent of freshwater insects

27 September 2018

New research shows that microplastics are being overlooked in river ecosystems where they contaminate insects and pose risk to other wildlife

water

Water security crisis requires ‘urgent action’

28 June 2018

Major forum to address ‘biggest danger facing the world over next decade’

 Murrumbidgee River

The dos and don'ts of hydroclimate metric use

22 May 2018

Evaluating the scientific validity of qualitative metrics used in climate change impact research.

Riparian zones

When to trust your bank manager: riparian zones to protect and restore rivers

8 May 2018

Safeguarding the banks and margins of streams and rivers has a key role in ensuring aspects of river health.

Net spinning

30 year river study finds overlooked extinction effect

30 April 2018

One of the longest river studies in the world has discovered that an important part of the planet’s extinction crisis may have gone unnoticed

Close up of insect

Impact of parasite control treatments on non-target organisms and ecosystems

29 March 2018

A workshop is bringing together world-leading experts in parasite ecology, aquaculture science, fish biology and invasive species to address the hidden consequences of parasite control measures on aquatic life for the first time.

Visitors during World Water Day

Cardiff Water Research Institute inaugurates its new space

28 March 2018

The Water Research Institute opened the doors of its new Water Innovation Space for World Water Day on March 22nd, 2018.

Water day hands

Forum to address future world water challenges

21 March 2018

UK’s largest consortium of water researchers will welcome business, NGO and government leaders to discuss water security

Cardiff Water Research Institute awarded GCRF Small Projects grants

20 February 2018

Researchers from the Water Research Institute have been successful in winning internally-funded Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Small Projects grants to develop collaborative research projects with African universities.