nitrogen

This Oxford Water open afternoon will showcase some of the diverse water research at the University from across the natural, social and engineering sciences

Date: Monday 3 June

Time: 4-5.30pm

Venue: Blue Boar Lecture Theatre, Christ Church, St Aldates, OX1 1DP

Come and meet researchers from the Oxford Water Network, find out what’s going on in other departments, and get a flavour of the opportunities for collaboration.

The afternoon will finish with a drinks reception and nibbles.

All are welcome, including prospective and current students, researchers and faculty, and the general public.

Registration required: bookwhen.com/7seqd

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People » Paul Whitehead

Professor of Water Science and Fellow of St Peter's College & Director of the NERC Macronutrients Cycles Programme

Paul researches the interplay between environmental management of major problems such as climate change and pollution control and the development and application of new mathematical techniques for modelling environmental systems.

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Scientists at Lancaster, Virginia and Oxford universities have produced a web-based tool that allows anyone living in the UK to see their own ‘nitrogen footprint’. The tool, known as the N-Calculator, is available at:

http://www.n-print.org/sites/n-print.org/files/footprint_java/index.html#/home

Read more about the calculator on the N-Print website.

It asks users to put in information so the tool can calculate the likely effect that the food that they eat or the transport they take has on the environment in terms of nitrogen pollution. It is hoped that the tool will lead to more people choosing sustainable ways of living.

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