To disseminate her research to stakeholders and interest groups, Caitlin Hafferty has had her article on community-led sustainable river management published in the Wild Trout Trust’s magazine, Salmo Trutta. Inspired by previous research on walking interviews and place, Caitlin’s article provides an overview of some key aspects of her Masters dissertation at Cardiff University, which focused on testing out methods for collecting and representing place-based narratives from walking interviews. This information was then used to create geotagged spatial transcripts (linking what people say with where they say it) in Google maps, displaying particular themes and issues raised from interviews with stakeholders in community-led river management in a rural case study area in Somerset. Caitlin will continue to look at different ways to capture and represent local knowledge surrounding environmental issues in her PhD, which focuses on digital geospatial methods for stakeholder participation in environmental management.

Caitlin by the River Brue

Caitlin’s article can be downloaded for free from The University of Gloucestershire’s research repository via the following link:

Hafferty, C. (2019). Engaging communities in the sustainable management of river environments. Salmo Trutta. 2019 issue, pp. 74-77.

The Wild Trout Trust is a conservation charity working across Britain and Ireland to help protect and enhance rivers, lakes, and their wildlife. More information about the Trust can be found here, and details of their acclaimed journal (including how to purchase a hard copy) here.

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