Chris Short was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Farming Today, together with Jenny Phelps of FWAG SW, about the Upper Thames Catchment Partnership and Agri-environment schemes.
IASC president John Powell is currently in China and attending the first ever commons themed conference. Focusing on water governance, John has been visiting a number of locations observing related issues and has had an opportunity to produce a short blog post detailing his experiences so far.
John Powell has been participating in the first ever workshop on commons to be held in China, which was attended by over 80 participants at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 14th and 15th October 2017.
There is still time to register for the free CCRI seminar taking place on Thursday 25th May. Former CCRI Artist in Residence, Antony Lyons and Jenny Phelps from FWAG SouthWest, will be presenting “Water and Integrated Local Delivery (WILD) project, enabling local communities and famers to influence their local environment and its future management and development”.
Julie Ingram and Kenny Lynch (School of Natural and Social Sciences, University of Gloucestershire) have secured funding from the UK’s Newton Fund to work with researchers from Egypt and South Africa on understanding water and food security issues. The support comes from a British Council Researcher Links award.
The Countryside and Community Research Institute (CCRI), based at the University of Gloucestershire, is leading a large multi-institute team which has won a large grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Connected Communities, Environments and Sustainability.