Climate

Slugging it out…

Clean, healthy drinking water delivered to our homes is something we all take for granted in today’s society. This is thanks to the hundreds of water treatment works which purify water before it is pumped into our homes and workplaces....

June 8, 2015

What to do when ‘when’ is the only uncertainty…

The Growing Innovation seminar lived up to all my expectations, with the wonderfully uplifting impact of students from Thomas Clarkson Academy as a tremendous bonus. There was a real live example of innovative, collaborative and inter-connected problem solving – how I...

October 14, 2014

Alice in waterland – aqua, abstraction and Australia…

I’ve had a keen interest in water management since I spent six months working as a volunteer primary school teacher in rural Kenya. I lived in a community where lack of access to safe water and sanitation was the norm,...

July 24, 2014

Impacts, adaptation & vulnerability – and our plan…

Last week the second of three Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports was published, with a focus on impacts, adaptation and vulnerability. The first report looked at the science of climate change whilst the third, to be published shortly,...

April 8, 2014

Do you remember the drought of 1976?

Do you remember the drought of 1976? As a young lad I remember an endless summer with friends exploring the countryside around my home village south of Cambridge. Streams had dried up and ponds had turned to patterns of cracked...

March 24, 2014