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 challenges related to aquatic ecosystems and water resources. These include hydrological and sea-level impacts of climate change, flood-related contamination from metal mining and processing, and water-borne and vector-borne diseases affecting humans and animals, as well as behavioural, political, and economic adaptation mechanisms to mitigate environmental and human health impacts.

The Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health (LCWPH) is the first interdisciplinary research centre of its kind in the UK to focus on solving the most pressing environmental and societal issues emerging from water-related risks on human and ecosystem health in aquatic environments.

To understand these complex socio-environmental interactions and develop effective adaptation and mitigation strategies, the interdisciplinary research within the LCWPH links environmental sciences with humanities and human health.

The LCWPH uses the emerging idea of “Planetary Health” (“the health of human civilisation and the state of the natural systems on which it depends”) and integrating it with river, catchment, and coastal science in order to make this important concept operational for delivering evidence-based water and health interventions providing the underpinning science to tackle a series of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Learn more about the focus of the LCWPH and its dedication to promoting research into the most serious global environmental and social problems related to Earth’s great rivers under the foundational directorship of Professor Mark Macklin and Professor Chris Thomas in an article with Research Outreach, Water and planetary health: Protecting the lifebloo of human civilisation.

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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