Reducing the human misery and financial cost of future floods

Geographical evidence on more cost-efficient approaches to flood management shows us how to reduce the human misery and financial cost of future flooding.

Collaborative approaches to tackling the climate emergency in Bangladesh

Fostering effective and engaged collaborative research on climate change in Bangladesh may help mitigate the country’s vulnerability, especially to sea-level rise.

Arsenic: the geography of a global problem

A policy briefing outlining the problem of arsenic contamination and offering policy recommendations on the issue.

Improving access to information in emergency response situations

Geographic information is being used to help humanitarian and government organisations visualise data about disasters to predict, prepare and respond to emergencies in Cambodia.

Coordinating contributions from volunteer mappers for rapid disaster response

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and thinkWhere are using open source software, open data and cloud technology to coordinate a global network of volunteers providing mapping for disaster preparation, response and recovery.

Improving the effectiveness and safety of mine detection

Mapping the magnetic properties of soils across England and Wales has assisted the Ministry of Defence in creating specifications for new mine detectors.

Navigating the perfect storm: international dimensions

This event explored the international challenge of food, water and energy security in the run up to the United Nations Rio +20 Conference on Sustainable Development