Water, Communities and Development

 Theme leader: Dr Suzanne Linnane

Additional contributors to this theme: Dr David Getty, Dr Caroline Gilleran Stephens, Andiswa Finca, Hammong Antwi Sarpong, Dr Alec Rolston

Water, Communities and Development has been a theme of research in the CFES since 2007. The ethos within this theme of deep embedding of its research, development and capacity building activities within existing policy structures at multiple levels, credible non-governmental organisation (NGO) networks and communities means that the learnings and knowledge generated from its research will have a grounded validity within the appropriate water sector. To this end the theme lead, Dr Suzanne Linnane represents the Education Sector on the Irish National Water Forum, An Fórum Uisce. The research and engagement undertaken within this theme is an international, trans-disciplinary and multi-sector approach to the issues of safe and sustainable water supply and wastewater treatment and re-use nationally, internationally and in the developing world.

  • Supporting research with a water-centred focus both nationally and internationally.
  • Includes water sourcing, distribution and sanitation.
  • Special emphasis on impacts on community and health.

 

The Great Brak: water and society

The Great Brak: water and society
Project Summary: The objective of this case study is to explore how water resource researchers, practitioners, users and policy developers can collaborate effectively, using knowledge, to realise the goals of equity and sustainability in water resources management and development in southern Africa.

Our Community, Our Water

Our Community, Our Water

The Our Community, Our Water Project focusses on innovative approaches to community engagement, with a specific focus on drinking water source protection in Ireland.  Cavan, Louth and Monaghan Local Authorities, in association with the Centre for Freshwater and Environment Studies at Dundalk Inst