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Hydrological study under way in River Cam

The study will monitor river temperatures with a view to reducing the College's carbon footprint.
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As part of a wider programme of decarbonising its energy supply, King's will be taking part in a new hydrological study of the River Cam to unlock the possibility of harnessing renewable energy and further reducing the College's carbon footprint.

In order to gain a better understanding of the feasibility of the project, solar-powered temperature monitors will be placed at a number of sites over the winter months, including in the river adjacent to Grantchester Meadows. These monitors will measure the fluctuations in water temperature to help assess the project's viability in helping the University drive towards its net zero targets.

Any questions about the monitoring should be sent to the Domus Bursar at King’s, Philip Isaac.

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