(Re)Connect the Nexus: Young Brazilians' experiences of and learning about food-water-energy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Birmingham
Department Name: Sch of Geography, Earth & Env Sciences

Abstract

Recent research about the food-water-energy nexus has tended to focus on flows (e.g. between producers and consumers) and ways of governing the nexus. However, there is a real need to examine how people (especially young people) understand, learn about and participate in the nexus, in their everyday lives. Only by doing so can we address crucial concerns - such as persistently high levels of poverty amongst Brazil's children, their unequal access to nexus resources, their resilience to nexus threats, and the role of education in addressing the those threats in the future. In Brazil, as in similar countries, young people are a hugely important group, demographically and socially. In Brazil, young people (aged 0-24) make up 42% of the population. Moreover, we already know that in diverse global contexts, young people are instrumental in terms of securing access to resources (including nexus resources), economic productivity, societal resilience, and community life. In addition, young people are often the main recipients of education programmes - especially Education for Sustainability (EfS) - that attempt to address nexus threats and sustainable development goals. However, there is scant research - either in Brazil or globally - that focuses on young people and their interactions with the nexus. This unique, collaborative research will address these important gaps.

This project's main aim is to examine young people's (aged 10-24) understandings, experiences and participation in the nexus in Brazil. It focuses on this age group as older children/young adults are a key target group for EfS, and research shows that they are likely to have greater capacities for reflection on the nexus than younger children. In achieving this aim, the project will address three core research questions (with several sub-questions).

1: What are young people's (aged 10-24) understandings, experiences and participation in the nexus in Brazil?

Focussing on the Metropolitan Region of Paraiba do Sul River Basin and Sao Paulo State North Shore (Sao Paulo State) as a case study, how do these experiences vary in terms of young people's diverse geographical (urban, suburban, rural) and socio-economic positioning (focussing on age, gender, class and ethnicity )? Amidst the complexities of the food-water-energy nexus, what are the key priorities for young people, their families and communities? How are young people included or (not) in accessing parts of the nexus?

2: What is the role of '(re)connection' in young people's engagements with the nexus?

What are the everyday choices that young people - with adult others - must make in, for instance, choosing between the food, water or energy that fuel their bodies, homes and public services? What does it mean for young people to have 'closer' or more 'distant' connections with food in a Brazilian context - and does the principle of 'reconnection', so important to EfS and other programmes for sustainable development have salience there? To what extent do young people's experiences challenge (perhaps Minority World) assumptions about what constitutes 'food', 'water' and 'energy'?

3: How does EfS in Brazil address the nexus?

Given that EfS is present, but not compulsory, in Brazil's National Education Plan, to what extent does learning about the nexus currently support young people's understandings of food-water-energy? How can EfS in Brazil be developed to support greater societal resilience against nexus threats?

The research questions will be addressed by producing both a baseline survey of ca. 5,000 young people and detailed, multi-method, qualitative research with 100 young people. The project will be undertaken by an established, inter-disciplinary team of UK and Brazilian social scientists and engineers, building on the work of a Newton Research Partnerships Grant. Such collaboration is vital to achieving a step-change in research and societal impacts on (young) people and the nexus.

Planned Impact

As detailed in 'Pathways to Impact', a major programme of impacts, outputs and user-involvement activities is a core, scheduled element of the proposed project. Key beneficiaries of the project shall be as follows.

1. Community groups, policy-makers, engineers and practitioners in Sao Paulo state working on the food-water-energy nexus.

Clear routes to national/regional impacts are in place via the Brazilian team's partners in the water/energy/food sector (e.g. Paraiba do Sul River Basin State/National Committees, Committee of Mantiqueira Range Watersheds, Committee of São Paulo State North Shore Watersheds). Community participatory workshops are a key element of the project, bringing together working groups of local residents (young people & adults) and professional stakeholders to make recommendations on addressing specific local issues relating to the nexus. Bespoke briefing papers, drawing on project data and workshops, will support policy-makers and practitioners leading food-water-energy projects to address access inequalities through social, educational and (where applicable) engineering programmes.

2. Brazilian regional and national agencies engaged in work relating to the nexus.

Impacts will be assured via ongoing engagement with expert reference groups, with representation from agencies (e.g. Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development) with whom the project team have strong, established links from recent projects. A programme of impact workshops, shall engage key agencies in networking, mutual learning and partnership-building activities in relation to project activities. Members of the project team shall also provide bespoke evaluative evidence and support for public, private and third sector organisations engaged through the project. We will target groups where such activity is likely to produce meaningful impacts in terms of self-evaluation, changing organisational practices, enhanced effectiveness of services, enhanced user engagement, or longer-term enhancement of skills and capacities of personnel/organisations (all as per ODA relevance). Briefing notes, good practice guides and portfolios of evidence shall also be made available, in English/Portuguese, via the project website (where they will be available beyond the project's duration).

3. International communities of practitioners and students engaged in Education for Sustainability (EfS) activities in diverse formal/informal educational settings.

In collaboration with UK and Brazilian Education experts, the project shall produce a range of open access multimedia/online evidence-based L&T/curriculum and guidance materials - in Portuguese/English - for use in diverse EfS contexts, which will support educators in enhancing awareness about food-water-energy, encouraging pro-environmental behaviours, and educating the next generations of policy-makers/practitioners tasked with addressing nexus threats in different global contexts. Through a media campaign, the international Nexus Olympics event shall serve as an awareness-raising exemplar of intercultural EfS, designed to engage educators and young people with nexus issues.

4. International communities of stakeholders in food-water-energy sectors.

International impacts will be facilitated via engagement with the project's international advisory group. In particular, note that outputs/benefits from the project shall be transferred to other OECD priority areas via existing links with Fundación Avina (NGO for sustainable development in Latin America). A range of evidence-based open-access training materials and resource packs - published in Portuguese and English - shall be made available via the project website. These resources shall be designed for stakeholders, educators, engineers, local/national policy-makers and community groups to support, evidence and enhance their policy/practice in relation to the food-water-energy nexus.

Publications

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Description 1) Young people expressed strongly politicised views about food-water-energy, especially in terms of social justice, equity and care for poorer groups. They argued that municipal authorities should do more to support access to these resources for the poor (a view reinforced by many professionals). They also indicated how their everyday experiences of food-water-energy are connected to the current political and economic situation in Brazil. They stressed the importance of education to 'raise consciousness' - within communities, and nationally.
2) In terms of environmental education (EE), our findings counter Western assumptions that young people should be 're-connected' with nature through, for instance, trips to natural places. Rather, notions of 'connection' to nature were conceived differently by young people - especially through young people's complex, everyday engagements with food and their politicised views about the nexus (see point 1). However, we identified competing claims to knowledge amongst different stakeholder groups: for instance, a disconnect between young people's experiences and key professionals' views that the Brazilian public (and especially youth) are unaware of the material interactions and governance networks that generate resources.
3) Most participants (young people and professionals) thought that water was the most important nexus component. However, in Brazil, this was a function of education, with the importance of water being transmitted to children at an early age through popular songs and schooling.
4) Food, water and energy interact at multiple scales in the production, distribution, consumption and reuse/disposal of resources. This results in complex networks of governance bringing together state (federal, state, municipal) and non-state actors (e.g. water basin committees). This was particularly evident in the delivery of Environmental Education (EE) in Brazil, which is complicated and polycentric. Therefore, there is no one approach or curriculum for EE, presenting both opportunities and Development Challenges.
5) The nexus methodology (our 'nexus approach') enabled the co-construction of knowledge and learning to an unprecedented degree, with both young people and key professionals. Both groups told us that they learned enormously from the process of taking part in the research. Through the detailed survey, tailored interview schedules, a bespoke app and a novel 'nexus visualisation' activity, our approach teased out complex processes/connections that previous research has failed to elucidate, including the interconnections between multiple spatial and temporal scales, forms of mobility and infrastructures, and the social-political contexts of resource inequalities.
Exploitation Route It is still too early to say. We will report these in the next ResearchFish submission when the research is complete
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Construction,Education,Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections,Transport

 
Description The impacts of this project are still evolving. Our work focuses on four areas: impact upon educators and on schoolchildren; impact on environmental (and agricultural) sector, including a cross-over with education; impact on international policy and knowledge around youth and sustainability; capacity-building. Our current and future work focuses on the first two, since we are developing a 'key findings' document to be shared with the 64 key professionals we engaged in in-depth interviews during the project, which will be used in the next twelve months to prompt conversations about potential impacts within and across their organisations. We are also continuing to develop materials for schools, teachers and school managers that can be used in sustainability education. For further details about specific examples of impacts, please refer to the relevant section of the ResearchFish entry for our project. 1. Impacts on educators and schoolchildren We have focused thus far on trialling interventions in schools with whom we have a working relationship. We are supervising teachers working with students on a number of innovative projects, including ways to monitor students' water use and the co-development of systems to recover lost water, treat it and are sending to be used in the vegetable garden. The participation of schools and schoolchildren in the project has prompted positive feedback from both teachers and children. As we detail elsewhere in the entry for this project, overall, the project 'gave voice' to a large number of children and young people, who benefited in terms of their learning and sense of social inclusion (we have testimonies from children to this effect). In addition, several schools highlighted how our project had complemented or extended their teaching on environmental education and have asked for further involvement in the project's impact activities (we have testimonies from teachers to this effect). In 2020, we will extend these impacts through focused work with local schools. For instance, we have planed: an extension project between UNESP and Potim City Hall for extending the knowledge acquired in RCTN to the teachers and students - under analysis by the Rectorate of UNESP; the other is our participation in the Potim's Science Fair, in August. 2. Impact on environmental (and agricultural) sector Again we have focused upon particular organisations (a handful of small farms and Fazendas that are trialling innovative techniques for both land management and community education). At present, we have developed a briefing paper outlining the principles and benefits of a nexus approach to the environment, which has been used and adopted by some of these oganisations. Further information on impacts to follow. A key development of the briefing paper has been "Conversation Wheel" used in one city, with and possible projects to be developed with the Municipal Secretary of the Municipality (Potim). There was a manifestation of interest for the continuity of a relationship between the University and the municipal government of Potim, which should be consolidated through the public policy project that the Brazilian team researcher Prof. Marco Aurélio Monteiro submitted to FAPESP and the signing of a technical cooperation agreement which is being proposed between Potim City Hall and UNESP (the Brazilian University co-leading the project). We have now completed our final 'key findings' report (reported on ResearchFish in the 2020 submission). This will be disseminated to all 64 key professionals who took part in our research, alongside a range of others, and we therefore expect considerable impacts to arise from further conversations and work stemming from their receiving the report. 3. Impact on international policy and knowledge around youth and sustainability Currently this impact has focused on what was an emergent opportunity to influence the UN Major Group for Children and Youth's Science Policy Interface special interest group. The United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UN MGCY) is the official UN General Assembly mandated space for the engagement of children and youth in a number of intergovernmental and allied processes at the UN. The UN MGCY has expanded its work into 20+ policy processes, including the 2030 Agenda and related 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and has over 6500 registered youth entities (youth-led and youth/child-serving) in over 170 countries and territories. In preparation for their engagement in the 2017 Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) for the SDGs and High Level Political Forum (HLPF), we acted as official 'knowledge partners' in designing and disseminating the survey on SDG 2. The project team directly impacted upon better understanding the interdependencies across different SDGs, particularly the food-water-energy nexus in the context of sustainable consumption and production, which has been a priority. We can provide an evidence letter on request from the UNMGCY. We will also explore further opportunities for international impact once the key findings paper (to be used with key professionals in Brazil who participated in the project) has been developed and trialled. 4. Capacity building Two scientific initiation scholarships were approved (one from FAPESP and the other from CNPq), where students will be funded and trained to work on the quantitative and qualitative analysis of the large-scale survey undertaken for the project. In addition, FAPESP is currently evaluating an application for a post-doctoral scholarship, which will see the continuation of funding for one of the Brazilian researchers who worked on the original project. The research focus would be the results of the qualitative survey conducted with young people.
First Year Of Impact 2017
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Escola Monteiro
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Our team is working with some teachers of Escola Monteiro Lobato, in Taubaté/SP - this is that high school that earned a prize last year for sustainable actions. We are supervising two teachers that are acting in the rational use of water -- they monitored the consumption of water by the students and compared two different ways in which they take water for drinking: using their cups and using their own hands together for taking the water; they estimated that 30% more water was spent in the second case! After that, the students structured a system to recover this lost water, treated it and are sending to be used in the vegetable garden. They are also improving the irrigation system by controlling the water flow to the vegetables according to the air and soil moisture by using an electronic system (arduino - https://www.arduino.cc/). They intend to add some photo-voltaic panels or wind generation for adding renewable energy in the school...
 
Description Fazenda Coruputuba
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The project team provided evidence and a briefing paper for the Fazenda, which is a working plantation estate that provides environmental education for local communities. At present, the briefing paper outlines the principles and benefits of a nexus approach to the environment, and has been adopted by the Fazenda in their work. Further information on impacts to follow.
 
Description Impacts in schools and on school children participating in the project
Geographic Reach South America 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact The participation of schools and schoolchildren in the project has prompted positive feedback from both teachers and children. Several children and young people told us that the project had afforded them an opportunity to discuss important issues that they had simply never been asked about before. Others valued the 'nexus' approach, since it enabled them to think differently about questions of sustainability and social justice. Overall, the project 'gave voice' to a large number of children and young people, who benefited in terms of their learning and sense of social inclusion (we have testimonies from children to this effect). In addition, several schools highlighted how our project had complemented or extended their teaching on environmental education and have asked for further involvement in the project's impact activities (we have testimonies from teachers to this effect).
 
Description UN Major Group for Children and Youth's Science Policy Interface special interest group
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
URL https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe_zlkVbmZ-KL7FJvxaz80ojz4C3Fw5zTrY6cLYJrtaof1xUw/viewform?...
 
Description EPSRC/FAPESP/University of Birmingham/University of Nottingham Joint Research Scheme
Amount £35,000 (GBP)
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2018 
End 12/2018
 
Description ESRC Impact Acceleration Account
Amount £24,560 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Title App 
Description Novel app designed to collect data about young people's engagements with food, water and energy. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Not as yet - data collection to begin in March 2017. 
 
Title Key professional interviews 
Description Interview schedule for research about food-water-energy with diverse key professionals in Brazil. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet - too early in process, although interviews are already leading to further inquiries for information/future collaboration with key professionals. 
 
Title Online survey 
Description Survey on food-water-energy nexus - to be distributed to 5,000 young people in Brazil. Up-to-date dual language SPSS Survey Database now developed. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet - only released in March 2017. 
 
Title ReShare database entry 
Description This link takes users through to the full ReShare database for this project, containing all of the data appropriate for open access viewing. Reference: SN 853398. Name: Brazilian young people's engagements with food, water and energy 2016-2018. Note that the dataset is embargoed until December 2019. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Not available yet - too early to determine. 
URL https://beta.ukdataservice.ac.uk/datacatalogue/studies/study?id=853398
 
Title Young people interviews 
Description Interview schedules for two-part interview with young people on the food-water-energy nexus. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact None as yet - early stage. 
 
Description Brazilian Council for Sustainable Business Development (CEBDS) 
Organisation Brazilian council for sustainable business development
Country Brazil 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Catherine Walker and Sophie Hadfield-Hill are in contact with the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Business Development (CEBDS) about working together to promote youth participation in sustainable business development. Catherine will visit the offices in Rio de Janeiro in February.
Collaborator Contribution Catherine Walker and Sophie Hadfield-Hill are in contact with the Brazilian Council for Sustainable Business Development (CEBDS) about working together to promote youth participation in sustainable business development. Catherine will visit the offices in Rio de Janeiro in February.
Impact None as yet - very early stage.
Start Year 2016
 
Description Brazilian National Centre for Disaster Management (CEMADEN) 
Organisation National Center for Natural Disaster Monitoring and Alarms
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution CEMADEN has been an ongoing partner for this project. We have involved them in the design of the methodology (especially the survey) and held a number of meetings about both potential impact opportunities and publications. In February 2018, we submitted our first joint journal article to a peer-reviewed journal (outcome pending). We led the authorship of this article.
Collaborator Contribution CEMADEN has been an ongoing partner for this project. They have contributed to the design of the methodology (especially the survey) and held a number of meetings about both potential impact opportunities and publications. In February 2018, we submitted our first joint journal article to a peer-reviewed journal (outcome pending). We led the authorship of this article, but CEMADEN contributed 50% to its preparation.
Impact Journal article submitted for peer review to Action Research journal.
Start Year 2016
 
Description ABRUEM conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (2016) Sustainable urban transformations in water and energy, Presentation to the Brazilian Association of Rectors of State and Municipal Universities (ABRUEM), University of Birmingham, 8th June, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description After Childhood 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. (2017) After Childhood. Keynote to 5th International Conference on Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, Loughborough, September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Brasil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Brasil article outlining the main purpose of the project, for a general audience in Brazil.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbc.com/portuguese/brasil-37641806
 
Description Beans and Canteens 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Zara, C., Kraftl, P., Hadfield-Hill, S., Coles, B. and Horton, J. (2017) Beans, canteens and the body: Young people and the entangled spatio-temporalities of food, 5th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, 25th - 27th September, Loughborough University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CEMADEN presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. and Hadfield-Hill, S. (Re)thinking 'nexus thinking': young Brazilians' 'connections' with food-water-energy, Cemaden, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 30th March, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Challenge School presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Public project presentation by J. Hall hosted by Challenge (language) School, Sao Jose dos Campus (1/11/17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Food-water-energy global video competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Food-water-energy project video campaign, December 2016 -January 2017. 276,516 video views for the competition advert, in in over 30 countries e.g. Afghanistan, Argentina, USA and South Sudan. 22 videos were submitted by schools from around the world. The videos were posted on Facebook and received 5,780 views and over 1,000 likes in total, with 800 for the winner (videos watched in several countries).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017
URL http://www.foodwaterenergynexus.com/Competition.php
 
Description Geography of Young People's: frontiers and connections 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I Colóquio Internacional Crianças e Territórios de Infância, march 2018, at Universidade de Brasília. the meeting involved several professionals that work with young people's whose researches address multiple childhoods, their spatialities and territorialities, as well as themes involving post-childhood, the dimensions of participation, protagonism, agency, ethical positioning in research with children, among others.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Global Video Competition - pressreleasepoint.com 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Press release about global video competition to http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/voting-open-young-video-makers-compete-support-brazil-solving-resources-problems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Habitat III presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P., Hadfield-Hill, S., Horton, J. and Coles, B. (2016) (Re)connecting the Nexus: Young Brazilians and food/water/energy, Young people and the New Urban Agenda: addressing key themes of Habitat III, University of Birmingham, 14th and 15th September, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.children-new-urban-agenda.com/
 
Description Hydro-subjects paper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S., Kraftl, P., Zara, C., Coles, B. and Walker, C. (2017) Hydro-subjects, hydro-objects: Young Brazilians' socio-material engagements with water, 5th International Conference on the Geographies of Children, Youth and Families, 25th - 27th September, Loughborough University
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBG rural livelihoods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Walker, C. and Coles, B. (2017) If the countryside doesn't plant, the city won't eat': Rural livelihoods, young people and food-water-energy security in the Vale do Paraiba, São Paulo. RGS-IBG Conference, London, September 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBG session 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. Hadfield-Hill, S. Horton, J. and Coles, B. (2016) Children, young people and Nexus thinking: food-water-energy and everyday geographies: thinking 'beyond' the nexus workshop, RGS-IBG Annual Conference 2nd September, 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description ICBEU presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Project presentation by J. Hall to ICBEU staff and students, Sao Jose dos Campus (31/10/17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Imperial College presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Balastieri, J. (2017) Energy and Natural Resources Planning at UNESP. Imperial College London, October 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Interdisciplinary conference (Northampton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Horton, J. (2016) Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and familiescrossing boundaries, sharing stories. Paper presented at 'Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families' conference, University of Northampton Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Interdisciplinary methods workshop (UoB) presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P., Hadfield-Hill, S., Horton, J. and Coles, B. (2016) Using mobile technologies to explore the food-water-energy nexus, Interdisciplinary methodologies: Across scales and cultures workshop, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, 7th June, 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description International conference organisation (Northampton) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Horton, J. (2016) 'Interdisciplinary research with children, young people and families' conference, University of Northampton Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Leeds Beckett Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. (2017) (Re)thinking 'nexus thinking': young Brazilians' 'connections' with food-water-energy. Invited presentation at Leeds Beckett University, November 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Lessons for sustainability from critical environmental education: perspectives from Brazil 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lessons for sustainability from critical environmental education: perspectives from Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Lessons for sustainability from critical environmental education: perspectives from Brazil - IBG conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lessons for sustainability from critical environmental education: perspectives from Brazil. Talk by Peter Kraftl, Catherine Walker and Joe Hall at the RGS-IBG conference, Cardiff, August 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Reconnecting Nexus and Nexus Thinking, AAG 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Reconnecting Nexus and Nexus Thinking - talk and session convened at AAG conference, New Orleans, April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Researching the Domestic Nexus in Brazil and the UK 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Researching the Domestic Nexus in Brazil and the UK - Invited lecture delivered by Catherine Walker at Sao Paulo Advanced Summer School on the Water Energy Food Nexus, 15-26 October, University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://spsas-wefnexus.org/home/
 
Description Roda de conversa (conversation wheel) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Activity related to the RCTN project and involving academic public for identifying how present sustainable themes are in the actual status in our UNESP campus
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Swansea seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. (2017) (Re)thinking 'nexus thinking': young Brazilians' 'connections' with food-water-energy. Invited seminar at Swansea University, May 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Drop's Journey 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P., Hadfield-Hill, S., Hall, J., and Zara, C. (2017) 'Unpacking nature(s) through the 'drop's journey': Young people's representation of food, water and energy', RGS-IBG September 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Transitions workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P. and Walker, C. (2017) Sustainability  education in Brazil: Polycentrism, uncertainty and transition. Presentation to Birmingham Institute of Advanced Studies workshop on The Politics of Education in Societies in Transition: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNESP Sustainable Cities workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Walker, C. and Zara, C. (2017) (RE)CONNECT THE NEXUS: YOUNG BRAZILIANS' EXPERIENCES OF AND LEARNING ABOUT FOOD-WATER-ENERGY: Emerging research priorities for sustainable cities. UNESP Sustainable Cities workshop, Sao Paulo, March 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNIARARA presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Project presentation by J. Hall for undergraduate/ graduate students at Uniararas, Casapava (31/10/17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNISAL II 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Project presentation by J. Hall and R. Leal at Unisal internal seminar for academics and undergraduate students, Unisal, Lorena (16/10/17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description UNISAL presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Project presentation by J. Hall at IV Encontro de Educadores em Defesa do Rio Paraiba do Sul, Unisal, Lorena (26/9/17)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description USP presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Press release about presentation to University of Sao Paulo's Institute of Advanced Studies, March 2017:  http://www.iea.usp.br/en/news/birmingham-researchers-present-studies-on-social-inequalities-in-brazil-and-india
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description USP presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Kraftl, P., Zara, C. and Walker, C. (2017) (RE)CONNECT THE NEXUS: YOUNG BRAZILIANS' EXPERIENCES OF AND LEARNING ABOUT FOOD-WATER-ENERGY: Emerging research priorities for sustainable cities. University of Sao Paulo, March, 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Unpacking nature(s) through the 'drop's journey': Young people's representation of food, water and energy 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Unpacking nature(s) through the 'drop's journey': Young people's representation of food, water and energy. Talk by Sophie Hadfield-Hill, Peter Kraftl and Joe Hall. Geographies of Education III conference, Loughborough, September 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description UoB press release - global video competition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Press release about global video competition on University of Birmingham website: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest/2017/03/young-video-makers-Brazil.aspx
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Urban Transformations talk, Oxford 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Hadfield-Hill, S. (2018) Young people's articulation of the nexus: Latent assumptions about the nexus and implications for environmental and technological change, The Good City: Urban Transformation, Comparison and Value, University of Oxford, 20th April.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018