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Our Research Projects

Our research crosses boundaries and extends our understanding of human-environment relationships and sustainable development.

We develop world-leading research that engages with global sustainable development frameworks, including Agenda 2030 and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We have expertise from science, humanities and the social sciences. We believe having multiple perspectives is the best way to deliver transformative change. We also work with non-academic stakeholders.


Waterproofing Data 

Engaging stakeholders in sustainable flood risk governance for urban resilience.

Global Research Translation Award: Waterproofing Data

Developing, deploying and evaluating a mobile application and community-based intervention to increase the resilience of flood-prone communities around several cities in Brazil.

Water Health Resilience

UK-Brazil collaboration for investigating the nexus between water, health and urban resilience.

Slum Mapping

Geo-spatial mapping of health services in slums.

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URBE Latam

Understanding risks and building enhanced capabilities in Latin American Countries

Creating Interfaces

Building capacity for integrated governance at the Food-Water-Energy nexus in cities on water.

Humanitarian Data

Working with data to improve urban development, health and wellbeing in low and middle-income countries.

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Improving Earth Systems Governance through "Purpose Ecosystems"

Investigating the role and agency of purpose ecosystems in contributing to Earth System Governance.