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1 Curiosity’s Search for Ancient Habitable Environments at Gale Crater, Mars 4th Annual Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology delivered by Professor John Grotzinger, Caltech, USA John Grotzinger 27 Apr 2017
2 Curiosity’s Search for Ancient Habitable Environments at Gale Crater, Mars 4th Annual Lobanov-Rostovsky Lecture in Planetary Geology delivered by Professor John Grotzinger, Caltech, USA John Grotzinger 27 Apr 2017
3 Creative Commons The impact of drought and water scarcity on ecosystems and their ecology Dr Pam Berry gives a talk on water scarcity, drought and their impact on the environment. Pam Berry 23 Jun 2016
4 'Killers' part 2 - Keeping water flowing with smartphones Water pumps are a lifeline for many communities in developing countries. But how can you monitor them all to know whether they're in working order? And can you collect data based on pump usage to provide useful insights into community health? David Clifton 29 Jan 2016
5 Creative Commons The ‘perfect storm’ revisited: food, energy and water security in the context of climate change Sir John Beddington, Senior Adviser at the Oxford Martin School, gives a talk on climate change John Beddingham 18 Aug 2015
6 Creative Commons Climate change and our oceans Professor Gideon Henderson, Professor of Earth Sciences, and Professor David Marshall, Professor of Physical Oceanography, will explore the role of oceans in climate change. Gideon Henderson, David Marshall 18 Aug 2015
7 Creative Commons The Water Crisis in Yemen: Managing Extreme Water Scarcity in the Middle East. Book Launch Christopher Ward (University of Exeter) gives a talk for the Asian Studies Centre. Christopher Ward 11 Aug 2015
8 "There's no place like home" Part 3 - Exoplanets Ruth Angus talks about the search for life outside our solar system. In our own solar system, we have rocky planets towards the centre and gas giant planets further out. Ruth Angus 15 Dec 2014
9 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
10 "Matters of Scale" Part 2 - Biology and the Problem with Scale Dr Sylvia MacLain talks about how water creates a problem when researching biology. Structures can be studied when they are in solid form, but approximately 60% of our bodies are made of water. Sylvia MacLain, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
11 Water, human evolution and diet This public lecture on the role of water in human evolution took place at Somerset House in London as part of its 'Month of Water'. 17 June 2014. Stanley Ulijaszek 02 Oct 2014
12 Creative Commons Water Lives: forging a science-policy interface Exploring the interface between science and policy-making at Water Lives - a science-policy symposium for Freshwater life in Brussels, January 2014. Listen to find out what every scientist should know about policy-making. Paul Jepson, Helen Scales 31 Mar 2014
13 An energy cost analysis of membranes in water treatment from alternative sources; will improvements to water security be sustainable? Graeme K Pearce, Director, Membrane Consultancy Associates, gives a talk for the Water Security seminar series Graeme K Pearce 02 Dec 2013
14 Membrane filtration: from critical to threshold flux Robert Field, Engineering Science, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Water Security Seminar series Robert Feild 02 Dec 2013
15 Creative Commons Corporate water risk - clarity and consistency Cate Lamb, Head of Water Program, Carbon Disclosure Project, gives a talk for the Water Security seminar series. Cate Lamb 15 Nov 2013
16 Corporate water risk - confusion and ambiguity Alex Money, School of Geography and the Environment, gives a talk for the Water Security Seminar Series. Alex Money 15 Nov 2013
17 What is the risk of drought in the Thames basin? Jim Hall, Environmental Change Institute, Oxford, gives a talk for the Water security seminar series. Jim Hall 11 Nov 2013
18 Is climate change science a barrier to flood management decision making? Jon Wicks, Global Technology Leader - Flood Modelling, CH2M HILL, gives a talk for the Water security seminar series. Jon Wicks 11 Nov 2013
19 Adaptation to climate change: the role of insurance in flood risk management Edmund Penning-Rowsell, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford gives a talk for the Water Security seminar series. Edmund Penning-Rowsell 29 Oct 2013
20 The future of UK flood insurance Matt Cullen, Policy Adviser - Flooding and Climate Change, Association of British Insurers, gives a talk for the Water Security seminar series. Matt Cullen 29 Oct 2013
21 Introduction to the Environmental Change Institute Professor Jim Hall, Director of the ECI, gives a brief introduction to the work of the University of Oxford's interdisciplinary research institute looking into the processes, solutions and partnerships relating to global environmental change. Jim Hall 29 May 2013
22 Underwater volcano disaster Oxford Sparks presents a visit to the Stromboli volcano. Find out more and explore other volcano resources at www.oxfordsparks.net/animations/volcano. David Pyle 15 Apr 2013
23 Creative Commons 05. Energy from the sun How plants use energy from the sun to make food from carbon dioxide and water. Alison Parkin 18 Oct 2012
24 Creative Commons Ethnic violence, water scarcity and managing resources to promote peace Karen Witsenburg (Both ENDS and Max Plank Institute for Anthropology) gives a talk for the College Colloquium on Environmental Conflict and its Resolution (joint event with Oxpeace and Human Sciences). Karen Witsenberg 31 Oct 2011
25 Creative Commons Water Scarcity: a shortage of water or a shortage of ideas? 'Water Crises', 'Water Wars', 'Peak Water' and many more phrases have been used in recent years to suggest that a growing population and increased per capita water use are leading inexorably to critical levels of water scarcity. Professor 21 Oct 2011
26 Water landscapes in central Sahara Savino di Lernia, University of Rome, talks at the 1st Oxford Interdisciplinary Desert Conference hosted by the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford, on the 15-16 April 2010. Savino di Lernia 24 Feb 2011
27 Oxford Program for the Future of Cities Part 5: The paralyzed frog, water supply services and sustainable cities Rob Hope (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) gives a talk on institutional innovations and new financial models for sustainable water as part of a seminar series on the Future of Cities. Rob Hope 16 Nov 2010
28 The paralyzed frog, water supply services and sustainable cities Rob Hope (School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford) gives a talk on institutional innovations and new financial models for sustainable water as part of a seminar series on the Future of Cities. Rob Hope 16 Nov 2010
29 4 plus degrees: a drastic reduction in the renewable energy potential of sugarcane Fourth presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Rasack Nayamuth 05 Nov 2009
30 What would happen to barley production in Finland if the global temperature increases above 4 degrees? Third presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Reimund Rotter 05 Nov 2009
31 Adapting African food systems to a 4 degree world Second presentation of session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Polly Ericksen 05 Nov 2009
32 4 degrees plus: what might this mean for agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa? Second keynote address from session 2 (Agriculture, Food and Water Security) of the 4degrees International Climate Conference. Philip Thornton 05 Nov 2009
33 Water Enterprise Forum: Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from? James Winpenny, Wychwood Economic Consulting Ltd, talks on 'Financing water: where will the funding for enterprise come from?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. James Winpenny 08 Jun 2009
34 Water Enterprise Forum: Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies? Jack Moss, AquaFed, talks on 'Beyond public versus private: what is the role of private water companies?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Jack Moss 08 Jun 2009
35 Water Enterprise Forum: Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector? Steve Rayner, InSIS - Saïd Business School, talks on 'Regulation and institutions: What are the constraints on innovation in the water sector?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Steve Rayner 08 Jun 2009
36 Water Enterprise Forum: What are the historic and future trends in the water industry? Christopher Gasson, Global Water Intelligence, talks on 'What are the historic and future trends in the water industry?' as part of the Water Enterprise Forum on the 27 May 2009. Christopher Gasson 08 Jun 2009