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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

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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

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New stamps celebrate UK river wildlife

13 July 2023

Cardiff academic helps Royal Mail develop celebratory river stamp collection

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The carbon footprint of a pet fish

11 July 2023

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

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River pollution recovery slowdown

14 April 2023

The health of English and Welsh rivers has improved over the last 30 years – but their recovery may be slowing.

Wastewater samples being collected at Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water treatment works

Testing wastewater for Covid-19 and communicable diseases

16 January 2023

Wastewater monitoring will now track levels of communicable diseases in hospitals.

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Cardiff-led project features in COP27 programme

10 November 2022

Climate and water expert heads to global event to share expertise about impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities in East Africa