UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources


Research Catalyst Grants - winner announcement

23 April 2015

spices (c) Alison Horan

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Research Catalyst Grants funded as part of the  ‘Global Food Security: Adaptation, Resilience and Risk’ symposium theme.

The Research Catalyst Grants provide up to £10,000 to support cross-disciplinary research projects at UCL as part of the BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities/UCL Grand Challenges Symposium Series.

The winning projects were:

Food, water, policy and people: evaluating the impacts of climate change and groundwater limitation on food security in NW Bangladesh, to guide policy for adaptation,
Dr William Burgess, UCL Earth Sciences

Changing Agricultural Production and Local Knowledge in Marakwet, Kenya: The Implications for Food Security and Natural Resource Management
Prof Heniretta Moore, UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

The vulnerability of refrigerated food to unstable power supplies
Dr Rob Liddiard, UCL-Energy

Closing the waste-energy-food loop - applying anaerobic digestate to urban agriculture
Dr Aiduan Borrion, UCL CEGE