Dams: securitization, risks and the global water-energy-food nexus

A project looking at how climate change, security concerns and science are being used to justify large programmes of dam-building worldwide.

Pathways for Environmental Health in Transitional Spaces: Moving Between Formality and Informality

In informal spaces on the edge of cities, people can be especially exposed to pollution, diseases and occupational health risks. Through research in India, this project examines the shortfalls in current, official pathways which seek to deal with environmental health, and explores what the alternatives might be.

ESPA Water Futures

This project aims to understand how agricultural productivity can be enhanced and sustained by irrigation, through improved management of ecosystem services, in order to alleviate poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa. Through case studies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, we will seek to provide new data and models which can be used to assess the availability…