Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health

The Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (LCWPH) focuses on solving the most pressing global environmental and societal problems emerging from the world’s largest rivers. These include climate change impacts on extreme floods and droughts, flood-related contamination from metal mining and processing, and water-borne and vector-borne diseases affecting humans and animals, where riverine environments provide the principal habitat.

The Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health focuses on solving the most pressing global environmental and societal problems emerging from the world’s largest rivers (WLRs). There are 26 in total, defined by having drainage areas ≥ 800,000 km2, ≥ 2500 km in length, average discharge of ≥ 7500 m3 s-1 and an average suspended and dissolved load of ≥ 100 mt.
 
These include climate change impacts on extreme floods and droughts, flood-related contamination from metal mining and processing, water-borne and vector-borne diseases affecting humans and animals, where riverine environments provide the principal habitat.
 
WLRs comprise some of the most contested transnational waterways (Danube, Nile, Zambezi) on which are located megacities such as Karachi (Indus), Kolkata (Ganges) and Shanghai (Yangtze). They are home to the bulk of humanity, and are responding in unique ways to climate change.
 

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School of Geography, College of Science
University of Lincoln, Think Tank, Ruston Way, Lincoln, LN6 7DW

Tel: +44(0)1522 835820