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Event to Address Future Water Supply Challenges

In late February 2020, the Centre for Aquatic Environments (CAE) hosted a two-day conference focused on the development and implementation of water recycling and desalination technologies in water scarce regions of the UK, such as the South East of England. Members of the CAE worked in partnership with Southern Water, Brown and Caldwell, the International…

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Climate Change Will Flush More Plastics into the Sea

              Global warming and the resulting increase in flooding is expected to send more microplastic pollution into the sea, according to research at the University of Brighton. Rivers deliver more microplastics into the oceans than any other source and Karolina Skalska, PhD researcher in the University’s Centre for Aquatic…

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Adapting to Change Conference by Leah Barrett (student)

As a GIS and Environmental Management Masters Student at the University of Brighton, I was lucky enough to attend the recent Adapting to Change Conference. This was a new experience for me, having never attended a conference before, and it did not disappoint. The overall theme was issues of water stress, which is affecting countries…

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Carbon storage potential in England’s seagrass meadows: new paper published by Centre PhD student Mariana Lima

            Seagrass meadows have increasingly been the focus of global research, due to the multitude of services provided by these ecosystems, including the capacity to sequester ‘Blue Carbon’ within their sediments and biomass, and the provision of habitats for commercially important and endangered fish species. However, frequent reports on the…

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Adapting to Change: Considerations for Water Recycling and Desalination to Address Future Water Supply Challenges in the UK

25th and 26th February 2020 The Old Courtroom, Brighton, UK (118 Church St, Brighton BN1 1UD)     PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are sold out however please contact Suzy Armsden s.m.armsden@brighton.ac.uk 01273 642204 to be placed on reserve list. Synopsis The world population of 7 billion is expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. To meet…

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Helping Isaac Find His Apple: Promoting the University of Brighton’s WetlandLIFE project at the Royal Society, London

This week, on the 28th and 29th October 2019, the final Valuing Nature (VN) Programme Conference took place at the Royal Society in London, under the watchful gaze of Sir Isaac Newton (see picture below). The VN Programme, supported by a consortia of UK Research Councils including the AHRC, ESRC and NERC, funded seven research…

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Climate, Oceans and Coastal Communities Conference

This hugely successful conference was organised by the Centre for Aquatic Environments (University of Brighton), United Nations Association (London and South East), and the Sussex Wildlife Trust, attracting over 150 delegates to the University’s Moulsecoomb campus on the 10th of October.  Among the attendees at the conference were academics, researchers, politicians, students, consultants, and representatives…

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