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News and events from the Centre for Aquatic Environments

CAE and the World Toilet Day!

Tomorrow 19th of November is World Toilet Day (https://www.worldtoiletday.info/)! This year’s theme is ‘Making the Invisible Visible’, raising the awareness of the link between poor sanitation and faecal pollution of groundwater sources. We face a global sanitation crisis. Today, 3.6 billion people are still living with poor quality toilets that ruin their health and pollute…

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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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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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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  

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Saltmarsh Restoration Manual – available now!

Dr. Heidi Burgess a member of the Centre for Aquatic Environments is one of the contribution authors to Saltmarsh Restoration Handbook (UK & Ireland) which was launched on Friday 5th November 2021 at the at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), Glasgow 2021. Saltmarshes are an extremely important environment for the…

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New Paper Published by Centre member Dr Wulan Goagouw

Our Centre member Wulan Koagouw , in collaboration with Richard J. Hazell and Corina Ciocan, has a paper which has just been published. We are pleased to let you know that the final version of the article “Induction of apoptosis in the gonads of Mytilus edulis by metformin and increased temperature, via regulation of HSP70, CASP8,…

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Our research into paracetamol contamination of coastal areas makes waves in Indonesia!!

  Centre for Aquatic Environments‘ member Dr. Wulan Koagouw, has been caught in a media frenzy recently, being approached by several news agencies in Indonesia and Australia (including BBC, CNN, ABC, National Geographics, Reuters) as well as local and national regulatory agencies, to comment on a new study published in August 2021, in Marine Pollution…

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Centre for Aquatic Environments members’ Newly Published Article highlights water pollution reporting failures”

Pioneering research by Dr Sarah Purnell on flaws in water and sewerage company pollution reporting has been published in a leading global journal. 7 October 2021 The study published in the journal PLOS ONE by Dr Purnell – a Principal Research Fellow in the School of Applied Sciences – marks the first external analysis of…

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