Hydrologists from the School of Geosciences were among a select group of scientists whose work has been included in a series of essays published by The American Geophysical Union (AGU).
Professor Doerthe Tetzlaff and Professor Chris Soulsby’s essay - The essential value of long-term experimental data for hydrology and water management - was published to coincide with the March for Science, which took place in Washington DC and other locations around the worldon Saturday (April 22).
Their paper highlighted the importance of long-term data to understanding and managing the provision of clean water supplies, predicting and mitigating the effects of floods, and protecting ecosystem services provided by rivers and wetlands.
The collection of essays published by the AGU covered a range of scientific disciplines written by notable scientists in their field, which were intended to highlight how Earth and space science research can help the economy and society.
Commenting on their selection, Professor Tetzlaff said: “We were delighted to have been invited by the AGU to contribute to these essays, which aimed to discuss the critical role of research, the growing importance of data and of global scientific collaborations.
“Only 27 essays were invited from geoscientists around the world, so to be selected to contribute was a great honour that we are very grateful for.”