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River Wye

Pollution control of rivers can reduce impact of climate warming

3 June 2019

Efforts to improve water quality of rivers could off-set the impact of climate change on river invertebrates


Talking about water challenges at the 2019 Pint of Science Festival

22 May 2019

Our researchers shared their expertise at the 2019 Pint of Science Festival.


Identifying challenges and opportunities in interdisciplinary learning: summary of the 2019 WET Weather workshop

15 May 2019

Understanding how extreme weather events may change under a warming climate is one of the greatest challenges for climate researchers, and requires interdisciplinary collaboration.


Dr Catherine Wilson to sit on the Welsh Assembly Government's Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee

8 May 2019

Dr Catherine Wilson has been appointed to sit on the Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee for the next three years.


The impact of water flow conditions on the transmission of parasites in freshwater organisms

13 March 2019

Research shows that parasite transmission is greatest amongst fish in interrupted water flow.


Water Research Institute launches its first MOOC

24 January 2019

The 'Challenge of Global Water Security' open online course available soon


Warning for world’s groundwater reserves

21 January 2019

Research reveals over half of the world’s groundwater flows could take over 100 years to respond fully to climate change

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Got the bottle? Cardiff has!

28 November 2018

Cardiff University champions free tap water scheme to tackle plastic bottle pollution


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 Taff

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