UEA Water Security Research Centre (WSRC)
The UEA Water Security Research Centre applies world-class natural and social science to address important theoretical, practical and policy challenges of managing water sustainably in a rapidly changing world.
The Centre draws upon the unique skills and experience of internationally-renowned researchers in the School of International Development and the School of Environmental Sciences to address key water security and related issues from the individual to the global level through inter-disciplinary research, teaching and capacity-building.
*New MSc Scholarship Funding in Water Security*
An exciting new scholarship opportunity is being offered by the Water Security Research Centre and The Ashton Partnership to an eligible candidate of the MSc in Water Security and International Development for the 2015-16 academic year. The 'Ashton Partnership Scholarship in Water Security' offers the scholarship recipient an award of £6,500 as a reduction to tuition fees for the academic year. Full scholarship details are available at this link.
Applications are welcome from applicants from all countries and should include a CV, a covering letter and an essay on water security. Scholarship application form available here.
Deadline for receipt of applications is 1 June 2015 and early applications are encouraged.
Talks by WSRC members
Public lecture by Mark Zeitoun on "The Roots and Future of the Jordan River Conflict" hosted by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign Society at the University of East Anglia as part of a week of events marking Israeli Apartheid Week. Wednesday 25th at 7:00 pm in 1.02 in the Julian Study Centre, University of East Anglia - all welcome! For more see here.
WSRC Seminar Series: Dr Christina Cook, University of Oxford
The Water Security Research Centre welcomed Dr Christina Cook to our seminar series on 12 March 2015. Researcher in the Legal Regulation of Water Resources at Oxford University, Dr Cook presented an overview of the regulation and governance of drought planning in the UK including definitions of drought and the legislation, policies and institutions of drought planning, one of four NERC-funded projects on water scarcity and drought in the UK (2014-2017/18). Abstract and bio here.
Recent Research: Pouring good water after bad: China´s water stress set to worsen with transfer initiatives
WSRC´s Professor Dabo Guan involved in new research painting a grim picture for the future of China´s water supply, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) on 12 January 2015. Read More »