Dr Steven Emery is lecturer in environment and society based in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. His research focuses on environmental and rural governance with particular interest in the intersection of culture, power and landscape. Abstract: The winter floods of 2013/14 in Southern and Central England were among the worst in recent history and notable for their particular impact on rural communities. Through an environmental justice lens the paper reports findings from research into flood management and community experience of flooding in four English case study areas. Steven argues that the floods
Later this week, the 11th Oxford Real Farming Conference takes place. CCRI’s Chris Short will be attending and presenting in a key session concerning common land.
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.
Chris Short is lead author on a newly published paper linked to his work on Natural Flood Management in the Stroud valleys.
CCRI student, Kate Smith, has successfully completed her MSc by Research degree, which involved evaluating the use of 3D landscape visualisation technology (Google Earth) for enhancing and improving participation in Natural Flood Management
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.
Media coverage relating to Upper Thames Pilot Catchment project
The Environment Secretary visited Gloucestershire on 26th February to launch the Command Paper that sets out the government’s vision for the future of agriculture as the UK leaves the EU. In his visit, Michael Gove visited two projects in which the CCRI has played a major part.
CCRI’s Dr Matt Reed spoke on the Kate Clark programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire yesterday (10th December) about the importance of soil and how the CCRI is working on EU funded projects to identify ways in which soil quality can be improved through cropping systems and techniques.
Chris Short and Janet Dwyer attended a PEGASUS workshop in The Hague on 16th November, which was attended by Marjolijn Sonnema, Director-General Agriculture & Nature at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands.