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Samuel Brocklebank

A “Woman In Research”, and much more

A glimpse in to the lives of two RECIRCULATE women, and in to how RECIRCULATE is relevant to the lives of women across Africa Being a woman, a wife and a mother in Nigeria is a tough job. It comes with a lot of hard work and the need to balance different requirements and expectations. […]

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Breaking Silos Through RECIRCULATE

RECIRCULATE resident Jacob Amengor shares his experience of how his involvement in the project is helping him bring clean water and sanitation to rural communities in Ghana. The United Nations considers access to clean water and sanitation to be a basic human right. Sadly, that right is still unavailable to many people living in low […]

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When Molecular Biology Met Social Science… Expanding Horizons on Community Research

Microbiology meets social science,

Environmental microbiology and social sciences: working together to tackle water for sanitation and health in low-income communities. I have spent my whole career as an environmental microbiologist. My research has encompassed bacteriology, virology and protozoology, often with an emphasis on microbial ecology, molecular biology and molecular ecology with dashes of epidemiology.  One common theme has […]

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RECIRCULATE and the climate crisis in Africa

Dry cracked earth with an emerging green sprout

In response to the UN’s recent report on Climate change in Africa, Nigel Paul reflects on how the project is linked to the continent’s need for a climate safe future. On 26th October this year, the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) published its report on the State of the Climate in Africa.  It starts by describing […]

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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part Two

WINA Ladies - LU Ghana Visit

WINA ladies luncheon – LU Ghana visit (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. In the first part of my […]

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My RECIRCULATE story: Putting the theory in to practice in Zambia – Part One

SME Workshop - with WINA ladies

SME Workshop – with WINA ladies (please note that this photo was taken before the COVID-19 pandemic) In her two-part blog, RECIRCULATE resident Glenda Kasonde shares her experience of how her involvement in the project has transformed her take on collaboration between industry, research organisations and professional networks. The FLOW is about all our “RECIRCULATE […]

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Cool³

Eric Mensah conducting experiments in Lancaster Environment Centre

RECIRCULATE research explores ways of improving African rice production and protecting the climate. Although RECIRCULATE is focussed on the circular water economy, much of our interdisciplinary research and development is also very relevant to helping reduce global heating caused by greenhouse gas emissions.  Within the project, the main link between water and greenhouse gas emissions […]

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Bringing a little corner of Africa to Lancaster

Dr Ryan Edge at Lancaster University Labs

RECIRCULATE post-doc Ryan Edge shares the joys and challenges of growing rice at 55°N Have you been enjoying the blogs in The FLOW?  I certainly have, they have helped me see the ‘bigger picture’ of all we are doing in the GCRF-funded RECIRCULATE project. I know that’s one aim of The FLOW- to share our […]

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