Clean Water for All research in Newcastle March 2014; What Multi-Disciplinary Work Looks Like

Guest blogger Maya Jarrad‘s (Reed College, Oregon) take on Clean Water for All and Blue-Green Cities research experienced as part of co-location working in Newcastle and an exciting site visit. “For me, the strongest take-away from the intensive week-long collaboration period in Newcastle was watching the many researchers explore the SuDS (Sustainable Drainage Systems), human-made …

Dealing with the complex and ‘wicked’ problem of urban water management – initiating a Learning and Action Alliance (LAA) in Newcastle (part 1)

Breaking down barriers and fragmented thinking to encourage cooperation between a multitude of different stakeholders to build a shared vision. Part 1: defining a LAA and its relevance in the Blue-Green Cities Research Project (Emily Lawson). Urban water management is often referred to as a ‘wicked’ problem; ‘‘problems that have multiple and conflicting criteria for …