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News and events from the Centre for Aquatic Environments

Understanding barriers to safe household water and sanitation in Western Nepal

Drinking water quality is a major public health concern in both rural and urban areas of Nepal and waterborne diseases account for 38% of deaths in children under the age of five. Scientists (Dr Diogo Da Silva and Prof James Ebdon) from the Centre for Aquatic Environments have been working with project partners Dr Sabitri…

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Royal Society Research Grant Awarded

We are delighted to announce that Dr Georgios Maniatis received a Research Grant from the Royal Society (2022, round 1). The funding will support the development of new and bespoke “smart-pebbles” and their deployment in advanced flume laboratory and field experiments.”    

Three Year Fully-Funded PhD Opportunity

Please share this PhD opportunity with any people or groups who might be interested https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/climate-change-mitigation-in-the-isle-of-wight-marine-biosphere-solent/?p142228 This is led by Ian Hendy at Portsmouth together with myself and Mika Peck at University of Sussex. Best wishes, Ray Dr. Raymond Ward BSc. PhD. FRGS. FHEA. Reader Marine Sciences Programme Lead MRes Environmental and Geosciences University of Brighton…

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News from the Brown Gold (BG) project

Centre for Aquatic Environments researchers Prof. James Ebdon and Dr Diogo Trajano Gomes da Silva are involved in an exciting Global Challenges Research Funded (GCRF) project led by Prof. Lyla Mehta from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at Sussex University. The project “Towards Brown Gold” seeks to re-imagine sanitation in rapidly urbanising areas in…

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Visit to the Centre for Aquatic Environments by Government of Bangladesh Delegation

The Centre for Aquatic Environments was delighted to host a senior delegation from the Ministry of Water Resources, Government of Bangladesh, on 9th February 2022 to build cooperation and share international best practice in water-related research and teaching. Centre members were able to show the delegates our laboratories and other facilities, and there was particular…

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World Wetlands Day 2nd February and World Seagrass Day 1st March 2022

Raising public awareness on the importance of seagrass meadows is central to efforts in the protection and conservation of seagrass meadows worldwide. The international seagrass research and conservation community, together with the undersigned, call on the United Nations to declare a World Seagrass Day to recognize the importance of seagrass meadows to the health and…

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EvoFlood Project new website

NERC EVOFLOOD project website has launched today see link for further details Professor Phil Ashworth is part of the investigation team  

Photograph of award ceremony, Professor Chris Joyce shaking hands with presenter

Honorary Doctorate for Centre Director

  Professor Chris Joyce was recently awarded an honorary doctorate by the Estonian University of Life Sciences for “exceptional service to the University”.   Chris, who is Director of the Centre for Aquatic Environments at the University of Brighton, was cited by the Estonian University as “an internationally recognised scientist and expert in the field of…

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