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New method offers rapid monitoring of contamination in drinking water

20/10/2021

Scientists have developed an innovative new method to monitor the risk of contamination in drinking water with immediate results, enabling global communities to respond rapidly and help reduce exposure to deadly diarrhoeal diseases.

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UKRI Chief Executive Officer visits BGS
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UKRI Chief Executive, Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser, visits BGS

08/10/2021

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser visited BGS in a special tour of the East Midlands’ science and technology hubs.

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Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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Young boy drinking water from tap, Tanzania. Photo by Chaucharanje, Pexels
BGS news
New method offers rapid monitoring of contamination in drinking water

20/10/2021

Scientists have developed an innovative new method to monitor the risk of contamination in drinking water with immediate results, enabling global communities to respond rapidly and help reduce exposure to deadly diarrhoeal diseases.

Show more
BGS Interactive Workshop
BGS events
Discover geology with BGS — interactive children’s workshop

Event on 25/10/2021

An interactive online workshop aimed at families with children aged 8–13 and young people interested in earth science.

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UKRI Chief Executive Officer visits BGS
BGS news
UKRI Chief Executive, Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser, visits BGS

08/10/2021

Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser visited BGS in a special tour of the East Midlands’ science and technology hubs.

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Left: the full extent of potential shale gas or oil source rocks in England and Wales. Right: the full extent of principal aquifers in England and Wales (blue) and the extent of aquifers shallower than 400 m (pale blue).
BGS news
BGS maps help understand relationship between groundwater and fracking

07/10/2021

BGS and the Environment Agency have published a series of maps that show the depth to each shale gas and oil source rock below principal groundwater aquifers in England and Wales.

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A white balloon and a white kite float above a yellow, ring-shaped inflatable, which is sitting on the ground on a blue tarpaulin. The kite and balloon are tethered to a pole. A person in a hi-vis vest stands to theleft holding a flare that is emitting pink smoke.
Research highlight
Making recommendations for the management of carbon dioxide storage and unconventional hydrocarbon extraction sites

04/10/2021

The safe operation of geoenergy and subsurface storage sites is required to help meet net zero carbon ambitions.

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BGS William Smith Building- Alexander Rotton
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BGS evaluation stakeholder feedback survey

30/09/2021

As part of our governance relationship with NERC, we are undergoing an evaluation of our service provision and performance as a geological survey over the last five years.

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geograph-2189737-by-Richard-Bird
BGS blogs
Phosphorus in caves: a new methodological development being pioneered at Poole’s Cavern with the help of BGS

30/09/2021

Alistair Morgan is exploring how phosphorous enters cave systems and if stalagmites could be used to unravel past temperatures.

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Canary-shouldered thorn, one of the 52 species of moth caught.
BGS blogs
Wildlife and biodiversity gains at BGS

27/09/2021

Our rewilding scheme is already encouraging more diverse fauna onto our Keyworth site.

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