We are committed to making significant contributions to some of the most important intellectual and practical issues facing society.
Individuals and teams from Geography have been or are involved in many research projects that have a significant impact.
Combatting energy injustices
We're tackling energy poverty across Europe.
The everyday impacts of austerity in the UK
Our research has informed the work of key influential organisations and changed public perceptions of austerity.
Creating a sustainable infrastructure
We've transformed sustainable infrastructure provision at a local and global level.
The University's Energy Poverty Dashboard is bringing to light essential data that will help inform future energy policies across Europe.
Protecting UK rural communities at risk of flooding
Research at The University of Manchester is demonstrating that landscape restoration offers a low-cost way to reduce flood risk.
Reducing household water demand in a water-scarce future
Research from The University of Manchester is helping the UK government and water sector create new approaches for understanding current and future water demand.
Restoring peatlands for carbon storage
The upland peatlands of the UK have been severely eroded because of industrial pollution, overgrazing, drainage, and other human actions.
Research from the University of Manchester has highlighted how we can support socially vulnerable and climate-disadvantaged communities.