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There are 27 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Water".

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1. Flood research by numbers

NERC flood science saves lives, homes and businesses. Here are a few fast facts on some of our successes.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water
2. How can we work with nature to reduce flood risk?

Our new video explores how using nature to manage flooding can make a real difference to protecting communities.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Rivers and lakes, UK, Videos, Water
3. Unlocking the mysteries of life giving microbes

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Katherine Helliwell tells us about what motivated her to apply for the scheme and the benefits of getting to grips with phytoplankton.

Tags: Biology, Earth system, Ecology, Marine life, Water
4. Is climate change causing more UK floods?

Nick Reynard, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology's lead for natural hazards, reports.

Tags: Climate, Flooding, Hazards, UK, Water, Weather
5. Groundwater: The threat beneath our feet

Groundwater is the ultimate invisible asset. Originating in rain and snowfall that works its way down into soil and rock, it supports key ecosystems and meets the water needs of millions. But it can also pose a potential flood risk.

Tags: Flooding, Geology, Hazards, Mapping, Water, Weather
6. On the road to resilience in Ethiopia

It's time to rethink roads. In the vital fields of flood prevention and water supply, they offer incredible potential to enhance and enrich the lives of some of the world's poorest people.

Tags: Farming, Hazards, Poverty, Sustainability, Water, Weather
7. Antibiotic resistance must be tackled in the field

We could be encouraging antimicrobial resistance by overusing antibiotics but other factors may also be at play. We spoke to researchers going beyond the clinic to understand how drug-resistance builds up in the bacteria in our sewers and rivers.

Tags: Farming, Health, Microbes, Pollution, Rivers and lakes, Water
8. Ship emissions: Monitoring, enforcement and human health

Air pollution from ships is a serious problem that doesn't get enough attention. Kelvin Boot explains how environmental science can help ensure industry plays by the rules.

Tags: Atmosphere, Health, Oceans, Pollution, Water
9. New breakthrough helps trace river pollution

Scientists are developing a new way to track the origins of phosphorus pollution in our rivers and understand how it behaves once it gets there.

Tags: Rivers and lakes, Pollution, Farming, Water
10. Spotlight on soils

2015 was the International Year of Soils. It's not the most glamorous area of science, but it's vital to just about every aspect of our lives - as Janet Moxley and Nicole Archer explain.

Tags: Geology, Soils, Water

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