Water is the lifeblood of planetary health and human civilisation.

As a critical source of fresh water, rivers underpin civilisations, past and present. However, rivers along with their floodplains and estuaries are constantly changing in response to environmental and human pressures. Understanding global river systems response to climate change and other accelerating anthropogenic activities such as mining, water extraction, power generation and agriculture – all essential to the green transition and economic development - make understanding the interactions with both ecosystem and human health and wellbeing a critical concern.

This is a complex challenge, requiring thinking on impacts and benefits from short to long-term, from local to regional and global scales. It is also important to understand that we are increasingly exceeding the known envelopes of hazard – this is why new approaches and process understanding is key.

That’s where we come in. We want to help industry, finance, local and national government lead the way in helping society navigate the ongoing climate and environmental crises.

Sectors: metal mining, energy generation, water resources , contamination, riparian ecosystems and biodiversity, human health, and sustainable development.