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A closeup photograph of the common European eel (Anguilla anguilla) on a rocky and vegetation covered riverbed

Textured tiles help endangered eels overcome human-made river obstacles, study finds

10 June 2024

Scientists observe new asymmetric swimming technique used by ray-finned fish to take full advantage of reduced river velocity

Plastic pollution floating on the surface of a river

Scientists develop new method for quantifying ‘invisible’ plastics in rivers

9 May 2024

Method could provide more realistic picture of plastic pollution and better informed clean-up strategies

Researcher tests water in a lab

Top prize for game-changing technology with potential to transform water treatment in the UK and across the world

21 February 2024

Academia and industry collaboration among 10 winners of Ofwat’s inaugural Water Discovery Challenge

Dirty sea water

Spilling the dirt on Combined Sewer Overflows

19 February 2024

Researchers provide answers to addressing the challenges of Combined Sewer Overflows for cleaner waters in the UK

Satellite image of Mbale region in Uganda during the flood of 2022.

Extreme fluctuations between drought and flooding are devastating communities at greatest risk of climate change impacts, new research reveals

14 November 2023

Researchers examined frequency and magnitude of flooding and drought hazards in six countries over four decades

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Warmer, wetter winters bring risks to river insects

7 November 2023

The impacts of climatic fluctuations over the Atlantic ocean are being felt by Welsh stream insects

Image of pipe with water coming out of it

Academic secures €1.3M European Research Council Starting Grant

5 September 2023

Dr Joe Williams will investigate how countries in the Global South are turning to unconventional water to address chronic and worsening water challenges

A photograph of a dam structure made of logs in a stream surrounded by scientific instruments to measure water levels.

Beaver-like dams can enhance existing flood management strategies for at-risk communities, study finds

8 August 2023

Researchers gathered river data over two-year period to reveal benefits of leaky barriers

Stamps featuring river wildlife -Stampiau sy'n cynnwys bywyd gwyllt yr afon

New stamps celebrate UK river wildlife

13 July 2023

Cardiff academic helps Royal Mail develop celebratory river stamp collection

Foxface rabbitfish in aquarium - Foxface rabbitfish mewn acwariwm

The carbon footprint of a pet fish

11 July 2023

Tropical fishkeeping could contribute up to 12.4% of the UK average household emissions