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The question of how can effective connections between technologies and socio-economic realities of diverse off grid communities at the forefront of climate change can be built is to be addressed by researchers from CCRI and the University of Gloucestershire’s School of Social and Natural Sciences.

The CCRI and the Arava Institute in Israel have set up a project workshop which will initiate a research partnership to study how multi-stakeholder dialogues between different communities of practice, disciplines, borders, and capacities can be leveraged to enhance water science and engineering in order to more effectively meet the socio-economic needs of vulnerable off grid communities in arid and semi-arid regions.

Dilshaad and John at the Arava Institute in 2018

Dilshaad Bundhoo, John Powell, Kenny Lynch and Lucy Clarke this week will be travelling to the Arava Institute in the south of the Negev Desert, joining an interdisciplinary team of Israeli researchers at the Center for Transboundary Water Management.  They will be exploring how to upscale decentralized and sustainable water, energy and wastewater treatment systems for off grid communities in arid regions by sharing research experiences and on the ground implementation.

This project is jointly funded by the British Council UK Israel synergy fund and the University of Gloucestershire’s Environmental Dynamics and Governance group and builds on a Multi-Stakeholder dialogue focusing on water management in a range of arid regions organised by Dilshaad and John at the IASC Global Commons conference in Peru (1 – 5th July 2019). 

Dilshaad Bundhoo will be providing updates during the trip on her Twitter profile: @BDilshaad

Kenny Lynch and Lucy Clarke can also be followed on Twitter.

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