PhD student, Caitlin Hafferty has written an article for ‘Salmo Trutta’, the journal of the Wild Trout Trust. The article is focussed on the River Brue in the small Somerset town of Bruton and details community engagement and management of the river. Find out more and download Caitlin’s article for free.
Thursday 22nd March was World Water Day. In his series of blogs, John Powell discusses water, and the need to consider the property rights regime to ensure its effective and equitable use.
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.
This blog post should have been started a while ago – for the moment I did, the ferocious rain seems to have died down. Nevertheless we now know that December 2015 was the wettest month on record, not that this is any consolation for much of northern England and Scotland. Now is the period for offering proposals to make sure ‘it does not happen again’, not that this is really possible but we should try.
Chris Short and the CCRI have been working with the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group South West (FWAG SW), the Cotswold Water Park Trust (CWPT) and Gloucestershire Rural Community Council to develop the Cotswold Water Park WILD Project (Water Framework Directive (WFD) with Integrated Local Delivery). A project newsletter for Autumn/Winter 2015 has just been published and can be downloaded.
A few weeks ago Rob Berry – CCRI’s GIS and database expert, took a group of students on a field trip around the Severn Vale visiting numerous points of interest. Although he has published it on his own blog, our placement student Jonnie Felton also had a few words to say on the trip. But first, Rob gives an overview of the day…