DSA-ESRC Workshop series
MEETING THE CHALLENGES
Interdisciplinary research for global development
Water and Sustainable Development
This workshop brought together UK based researchers and scholars from the Global South, to discuss the challenges of water and sustainable development. Across four interactive panel sessions, participants covered topics including water and food security; international conflicts; the impact of tourism and gender based inequality; water and health interconnections; and water for sustainable cities.
Dr Eko Priyo Purnomo of Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta Indonesia, discusses how his project looking at fair access to water and sanitation will need to draw on multi-disciplinary expertise
Dr Lena Salame describes her involvement with Unesco’s International Hydrological Program, which has helped to change mindsets so that it is no longer conceivable to take a mono-disciplinary approach to water management.
Dr Stroma Cole of the University of the West of England recalls how using shock tactics encouraged people to listen to her research findings and recognise the issue of unfair access to water in Bali.
Dr Stroma Cole of the University of the West of England explains why she felt it was important to have quantitative data to back up her qualitative research when writing an impact case study.
University of Bradford student Omar Wright explains how learning about work in one sector can complement his own research, leading to better solutions.