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Archive – June 2011

The department is happy to announce that Professor Erik Vanmarcke has been appointed "Kwang-hua Chair Professor" at Shanghai's Tongji University.
An article on "virtual water" in NewScientist Magazine talks about Professor Rodriguez-Iturbe's research. The piece titled "African land grab could lead to future water conflicts" shows how China, India and Saudi Arabia are trying to secure their food supply by leasing water-rich African land. Doing so is cheaper and easier than using water resources back home. But it's a plan that can backfire.