DEVELOPING A DROUGHT NARRATIVE RESOURCE IN A MULTI-STAKEHOLDER DECISION-MAKING UTILITY FOR DROUGHT RISK MANAGEMENT

Lead Research Organisation: University of Sheffield
Department Name: Management School

Abstract

This innovative interdisciplinary project aims to develop an easy-to-use, evidence-based resource which can be used in decision-making in drought risk management. To achieve this, we will bring together information from drought science and scenario-modelling (using mathematical models to forecast the impacts of drought) with stakeholder engagement and narrative storytelling. While previous drought impact studies have often focused on using mathematical modelling, this project is very different. The project will integrate arts, humanities and social science research methods, with hydrological, meteorological, agricultural and ecological science knowledge through multi-partner collaboration. Seven case study catchments (areas linked by a common water resource) in England, Wales and Scotland will be selected to reflect the hydrological, socio-economic and cultural contrasts in the UK. Study of drought impacts will take place at different scales - from small plot experiments to local catchment scale. Citizen science and stakeholder engagement with plot experiments in urban and rural areas will be used as stimuli for conversations about drought risk and its mitigation.
The project will: (i) investigate different stakeholder perceptions of when drought occurs and action is needed; (ii) examine how water level and temperature affect drought perception; (iii) explore the impact of policy decisions on drought management; (iv) consider water users' behaviours which lead to adverse drought impacts on people and ecosystems and; (v) evaluate water-use conflicts, synergies and trade-offs, drawing on previous drought experiences and community knowledge.
The project spans a range of sectors including water supply; health, business, agriculture/horticulture, built environment, extractive industries and ecosystem services, within 7 case-study catchments. Through a storytelling approach, scientists will exchange cutting edge science with different drought stakeholders, and these stakeholders will, in turn, exchange their knowledge. Stakeholders include those in: construction; gardeners and allotment holders; small and large businesses; local authorities; emergency planners; recreational water users; biodiversity managers; public health professionals - both physical and mental health; and local communities/public.
The stakeholder meetings will capture various data including:
- different stakeholder perceptions of drought and its causes
- local knowledge around drought onset and strategies for mitigation (e.g. attitudes to water saving, responses to reduced water availability)
- insights into how to live with drought and increase individual/community drought resilience
- the impact of alternating floods and droughts
The information will be shared within, and between, stakeholder groups in the case-studies and beyond using social media. This information will be analysed, and integrated with drought science to develop an innovative web-based decision-making utility. These data will feedback into the drought modelling and future scenario building with a view to exploring a variety of policy options. This will help ascertain present and future water resources availability, focusing on past, present and future drought periods across N-S and W-E climatic gradients. The project will be as far as possible be 'open science' - maintaining open, real-time access to research questions, data, results, methodologies, narratives, publications and other outputs via the project website, updated as the project progresses.
Project outputs will include: the decision-making support utility incorporating science-narrative resources; hydrological models for the 7 case-study catchments; a social media web-platform to share project resources; a database of species responses/management options to mitigate drought/post-drought recovery at different scales, and management guidelines on coping with drought/water scarcity at different scales.

Planned Impact

This research will have high impact in theoretical, policy and practical terms in local/national/ international contexts. In policy terms, drought is now one of the major risks facing the UK. The project aims to mitigate drought impacts, and through a new innovative multi-stakeholder decision-making utility, to make different stakeholders more resilient to drought risk and drought events.
The project's impact strategy is driven and strengthened by the engaged nature of the research process. Key target groups/beneficiaries within, and beyond, those immediately engaged within the project have been identified. These include: stakeholders working at local and regional levels in different domains (health and wellbeing, urban design/built environment, agriculture/horticulture, utilities, government, business, tourism and ecosystem services) to manage the impacts of drought and water scarcity in the 7 case-study catchments; educational organisations (formal/informal); wider inter-professional groups in the UK with interests/concerns in drought risk management/mitigation of impacts, including communities and the general public.
Developing organisational stakeholders and communities that are resilient to living with drought risk and water scarcity, and resilient to future drought is of the highest priority. A multi-stakeholder shared recognition of drought risk, and a developing attitude of coping/living with flood events, are vital components of drought risk planning/resilience. This research will make a significant contribution to drought policy discourses and practices in the way it brings different stakeholder drought narratives into thinking about and developing drought resilience.
The interdisciplinary and narrative based research methods are designed to enhance and dovetail with the impact strategy giving opportunities for new and innovative approaches to achieving impact. This integrates: how mesocosms and social media tools can engage new/different audiences, and how the inclusion of lay voices and narrative data might incentivise the policy process. Policy makers have to balance all these competing interests - so, rather than handing policymakers the science, the project supplies 'the whole data package'. For further detail on beneficiaries, benefits and methods, see the Pathways to impact document. These include:
- Project partners and stakeholders working at local and regional levels in different domains (water supply, health and wellbeing, urban design/built environment, agriculture/forestry, government, business, tourism and ecosystem services) and the policy/governance communities (Environment Agency, SEPA, National Resources Wales and local/regional/national levels)
- General public and communities (e.g. Local Resilience Forums with responsibilities for community lead adaptation planning)
- Scientists and artists working as part of different professional organisations (e.g. environmental regulators/wildlife conservation)
- Individuals and collectives of creative practitioners and cultural activists whose work focuses on related environmental and sustainability issues
- Educational organisations (schools, further/higher education but also less formal learning).
The case-study based research design will identify 7 catchments with a wide range of physical/socio-economic-cultural characteristics that will form a platform for wider stakeholder engagement across the UK. The project will have an integrated dissemination/impact strategy that targets different stakeholders for awareness, information and action for behaviour change. Impact will be delivered by on-going dialogue/exchange; a culture of co-production of knowledge, and working with key organisational gatekeepers/ communities in catchments and beyond. Impact strategies will include website/social media; open access research outputs for end users; participatory activities (seminars, workshops, conference) and a science-storytelling e-workbook for schools.
 
Description EPSRC Grand Challenges programme, TWENTY 65: Tailored Water Solutions for Positive Impact (McGuinness Co-Investigator).
Amount £3,917,265 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/N010124/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2015 
End 10/2020
 
Description ESRC Festival of Social Science programme: Could social media help you during a disaster?
Amount £890 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2017 
End 11/2017
 
Description ESRC festival of Social Science programme: Don River Walk (led by DRY RA, J.C.Morris)
Amount £800 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2016 
End 11/2016
 
Description Public Engagement Fund (led by DRY project RA, J.C.Morris)
Amount £5,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Sheffield 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2017 
End 09/2017
 
Description White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership ESRC Collaborative Awards 2017/18
Amount £58,494 (GBP)
Organisation White Rose University Consortium 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2020
 
Description Social media and community disaster resilience: a process based study of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue 
Organisation South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Co-production of project remit and design for White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC Collaborative Award, 2017-2020
Collaborator Contribution Co-production of project remit and design for White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership, ESRC Collaborative Award, 2017-2020. Promised support through financial contribution (£6,000) in-kind contribution (£3,000) and 6 week internship with SYFR for the PhD student.
Impact Award has been made - studentship to commence October 2017
Start Year 2017
 
Description 'Water Stories', Don catchment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact On 1 April 2017, 4 members of the public participated in a storytelling workshop in Ingbirchworth, South Yorkshire around the themes of water supply and water scarcity. The project team introduced the DRY project's mesocosm experiments to members of the public and took participants on a walk around Ingbirchworth reservoir which sparked discussions afterwards. Stories from participants' experiences of the day were collected as digital stories and data for the DRY project in the Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Action Group on Flood and Drought, UK Water Partnership 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited member of Expert Group on Flood and Drought (2014-15) commissioned by established by the UK Water Partnership. Output from this is a report commissioned by the UK Water Partnership Research and Innovation Group
The UK Water Partnership (2015) 'Droughts and Floods: Towards a More Holistic Approach (Releasing the full value of UK research)', The UK Water Partnership, July 2015. Lead author, Wharfe, J.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
URL http://www.theukwaterpartnership.org/droughts-and-floods-towards-a-more-holistic-approach/
 
Description Association of Gloucestershire Business Groups - Network & Skills Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in Association of gloucester Business Group meeting in 2017. Morris (RA on DRY working on business domain) gave a 5 minute pitch on the project business domain was given to participants and local stakeholders for neighbouring Frome catchment were identified for further research interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Liberalisation of the Water Industry: What next for consumer and environmental protection?' was a blog posted on the 13 April 2017 on the Seffield Political Economy Research Institute website. The author was J.C. Morris, Sheffield based RA on the DRY project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Blog 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact 'Healthy rivers, healthy cities? The case of Sheffield and its rivers' was a blog posted on the 24 january 2018 on the Seffield Political Economy Research Institute website. The author was J.C. Morris, Sheffield based RA on the DRY project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Civil Society and Emergency Response: conflicting discourses of dependency and empowerment' seminar 
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 I participated in this ESRC supported seminar which took place at Dundee University on 25 April 2018. It is one of the 'Increasing Civil Society's Capacity to Deal with Changing Extreme Weather Risk: Negotiating dichotomies in theory and practice', ESRC seminar series programme £29,811, 2016-19. Grant reference: ES/N008944/1 (McGuinness Co-Investigator)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cwmbran Connect Business Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation/ 'Pitch' of the DRY Project business domain to SMEs operating in the South Wales region,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description DRY Conference 
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 Participation and presentation on business related research findings from DRY research project at UWE, Bristol 3 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description ESRC seminar: Civil Society's agency and extreme weather events: dichotomies in theory and practice 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 'Civil Society's agency and extreme weather events: dichotomies in theory and practice' was the first in an ESRC seminar series focussed primarily upon an academic audience. I participated as a speaker. the event was hosted by the University of West of England.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC seminar: The role of Civil Society's agency in governance and contingency planning: citizenship, participation and social learning 
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 This ESRC seminar took place in Sheffield on 1 December 2017. It was the second in the CASCADE-NET series and brought together speakers and participants from academe, policy and practice. It was hosted by the University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description ESRC seminars series - CASCADE-NET Less heard voices within Civil Society for resilience 
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 participated in this workshop funded through an ESRC seminar series. It had UK and international speakers and was held at City Hall in London on 21 June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Early Career Researchers Meeting, Manchester University  
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation by DRY RA, Morris, at a research workshop from the British Academy of Management 'Sustainable and Responsible Business' Special Interest Group which provided feedback on the potential directions for research and establishment of networks for management researchers in water sustainability topics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Eden catchment Local Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I participated in this Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project, the River Eden catchment. The meeting took place in Cupar, Scotland on 31 January 2019 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team in discussing catchment science communication and future scenario-ing for the Eden catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description England Stakeholder Competency Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a national Advisory Group for England and the research being carried out in that political domain for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Bristol on 10 November 2016. The workshop/meeting is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. There is also exchange and feedback on the development of the research project from an English perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description England Stakeholder Competency Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a national Advisory Group for England and the research being carried out in that political domain for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Bristol on 9 June 2016. The workshop/meeting is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. There is also exchange and feedback on the development of the research project from an English perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description FSB Somerset and Wiltshire Business Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation / 'Pitch' of the DRY Project business domain to SMEs operating in areas with links to DRY Frome and Pang catchments
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description FSB South Wales Business Breakfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation / ' pitch' of the DRY Project business domain to SMEs operating in the South Wales region
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Federation of Small Business Networking Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in FSB networking breakfast meeting in Swindon on 18 January 2017. Morris (RA on DRY working on business domain) gave a 5 minute pitch on the project business domain was given to participants and local stakeholders for neighbouring Frome catchment were identified for further research interviews
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited Defra workshop participation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Regional workshop (Environment Agency Offices, Leeds) for development of Defra's 25 Year Environmental Plan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Knowledge exchange meeting with the Environment Agency 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This meeting took place on 27 October 2016. The aim of the meeting was to (i) share work in progress in DRY (Drought Risk and You) with EA colleagues, including learning about approaches to effective drought risk communication and, (ii) to allow the EA to input effectively into key methodological questions within DRY in its development of a 'utility' to support multi-stakeholder drought risk decision- making. This includes sharing information about the evidence currently used in drought risk decision-making and critical decision making processes in water abstraction monitoring and environmental protection.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Meeting with Natural Resources Wales 
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 I aprticipated in a meeting with representatives from Natural Resources Wales at their offices in Cardiff on 7 February 2019. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the emerging findings from the DRY research project and receive their feedback.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Meeting, remotely attended 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I participated in a teleconference on insurance implications of catchment science, on 4 September 2018, organised as part of the iCASP Integrated catchment solutions research translation programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Public engagement - River walk and workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This river walk River Sheaf and Meersbrook Park on the 16 September 2017 highlighted the importance of water and vegetation to the development of Sheffield. 20 members of the public participated in a storytelling workshop in Sheffield around the themes of water supply and water scarcity. The project team discussed how water powered the establishment of Sheffield as an industrial city and taught members of the public how to measure water and carbon sequestration of trees which sparked discussions afterwards. Stories from participants' experiences of the day were collected as digital stories and data for the DRY project in the Don catchment.
The workshop of this event supported the development of a song written and performed by a local singer-songwriter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public engagement - River walk and workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This river walk on the River Don on 20 May 207 highlighted the importance of water and vegetation to the development of Sheffield. 25 members of the public participated in a storytelling workshop in Sheffield around the themes of water supply and water scarcity. The project team took members of the public and took participants on a walk around the River Don, with guidance from a local historian about how the water system influenced the development of Sheffield as a city. This walk sparked discussions afterwards. Stories from participants' experiences of the day were collected as digital stories and data for the DRY project in the Don catchment. The workshop of this event supported the development of a song written and performed by a local singer-songwriter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public engagement - River walk and workshop (ESRC Festival of Social Science funded) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This river walk took place along the River Don on 12 November 2016 and highlighted the importance of water and vegetation to the development of Sheffield. The workshop of this event supported the development of a song written and performed by a local singer-songwriter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Public engagement workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A workshop on the 1st April 2017 in Penistone based around showcasing the DRY project's experimental sites to the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Public engagement: ENDOWS business focussed meeting 
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 This meeting took place in Bristol on 27 October 2017. It had a business focus and was attended by a range of business organisations and related stakeholders as part of the NERC funded ENDOWS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Radio interview on the subject of drought and water scarcity on the 'Rony Robinson Show, BBC Radio Sheffield. Aim of the interview was to raise awreness of drought and water scarcity and disseminate emerging findings from DRY project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description River Don catchment Local Advisory Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I organised thi Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project, the River Don catchment. The meeting took place in Sheffield on 8 March 2019 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team in discussing catchment science communication and future scenario-ing for the Eden catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description River Don catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Penistone (S. Yorks) on 31 March 2017 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description River Don catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Sheffield on 2 October 2017 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description River Don catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Sheffield on 12 October 2016 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description River Don catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017
 
Description River Eden catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Cupar, Scotland on 19 January 2018 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Don catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description River Eden catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Collassie, Scotland on 6 February 2017 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Eden catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description River Eden catchment: Local Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a Local Advisory Group for one of the catchments which form the basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Collassie, Scotland on 19 May 2016 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team future scenario-ing for the Eden catchment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Scottish National Stakeholder Competency Group meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I participated in ths Nationally focussed Stakeholder Competency Group for Scotland. This advisory group forms part of the collaborative basis for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Cupar, Scotland on 31 January 2019 and it is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. Part of the meeting is workshop based during which participants work with the project team in discussing catchment science communication and policy and practice implications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Scottish Stakeholder Competency Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact This is a national Advisory Group for Scotland and the research being carried out in that political domain for the DRY research project. The meeting took place in Dundee on 18 January 2018. The workshop/meeting is part of an over-arching co-production of knowledge methodology. Through the meeting, the research project team share progress with the project including an update on the drought science modelling. There is also exchange and feedback on the development of the research project from a Scottish perspective.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Social Science of Water Network Meeting 
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 Approximately 30 people attended this event in April 2018 to discuss state of the art in water related research in the UK and build capacity in this research area. I helped to organise the event and presented on work from my water related research projects. Attendees included academics, policy makers and PGR students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stakeholder Competency Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a meeting of the national Stakeholder Competency Group for this research project. A range of stakeholders and advisers concerned with water management participated in the meeting and contributed to the project through discussion and feedback particularly on the developing outputs.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visual Walk by the River Don 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact City walk around the River Don, Sheffield combining historical stories of the city and wildlife photography workshop followed by a storytelling workshop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://dryproject.co.uk/events/a-visual-walk-by-the-river-don/
 
Description Webinar for agriculture related stakeholders 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Webinar focussed on agricultrual stakeholders - presentation by McGuinness and stakeholder dialogue.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description invited attendance at ARCC organised event of All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Invited attendee, All-Party Parliamentary Climate Change Group, 2017: 'What's next in the fight against Climate Change?' Palace of Westminister, 7 February 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017