Water Security

The ESHH lab studies the demands and pressures on water resources, and how these can be managed. Our research portfolio covers:

  • Managing trade-offs between water users
  • Building water supply resilience to climate change
  • Understanding and protecting against pollution of water bodies

The aim of our water security research is to promote sustainable environmental management of natural resources.

 

Researchers

rq-ppProfessor Richard Quilliam
Professor of Environment and Health

 

oliverDr David Oliver
Associate Professor

 

vanessa.jpgDr Vanessa Moresco
Postdoctoral researcher

 

kathleen-pp1-1Kathleen Stosch
PhD Student

 

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PhD Student

 

jJonathan Fletcher
PhD Student

 

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Craig McDougall
PhD Student

 

 

Projects

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Hydroscape

 

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Critical zone science in China

 

Building resilience to respond to future environmental change across Scottish catchments

Understanding hydrological and land-use controls on microbial pollution & human health risks in the South West China karst region

Optimising multi-pollutant phytoremediation strategies to sustainably improve raw water quality

The role of Scotland’s inland waters in promoting blue-health in rural communities

 

Selected Publications

Fletcher J, Willby NJ, Oliver DMQuilliam RS (2019). “Phytoremediation using Aquatic Plants” in Shmaefsky, BR. (Ed), Phytoremediation – In-Situ Applications (Advanced Concepts & Strategies in Plant Sciences), Springer Nature. ISBN978-3-030-00099-8. In press.

Zheng Y, Naylor LA, Waldron S & Oliver DM (2019). Knowledge management across the environment-policy interface in China: what knowledge is exchanged, why, and how is this undertaken? Environmental Science & Policy, 92, 66-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2018.09.021

Stosch KC, Quilliam RS, Bunnefeld N & Oliver DM (2019). Quantifying stakeholder understanding of an ecosystem service trade-off, Science of the Total Environment, 651, 2524-2534. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.10.090

Buckerfield SJ, Waldron S, Quilliam RS, Naylor LA, Li S & Oliver DM (2019). How can we improve understanding of faecal indicator dynamics in
karst systems under changing climatic, population, and land use
stressors? – Research opportunities in SW China. Science of the Total Environment 646, 438-447. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.292

Stosch KC, Quilliam RS, Bunnefeld N & Oliver DM (2017). Managing multiple catchment demands for sustainable water use and ecosystem service provision, WATER, 9, 677. Available here