Capacity building for change

11 November 2014, 4.00 PM - 11 November 2014, 5.30 PM

Prof Thorsten Wagener

Room 1.21, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley Square, Bristol

Sustainable development and poverty reduction in the face of environmental uncertainty

Cabot Institute: 2014/15 interdisciplinary discussion forum series

The Cabot Institute is supporting a regular internal discussion forum in order to foster an interdisciplinary network of staff and doctoral students whose research directly or indirectly relates to sustainable development and poverty reduction. The series will support researchers in extending their research across disciplines and in responding to increasingly interdisciplinary research challenges.

In the second of our series, Professor Thorsten Wagener, from the School of Engineering, will be talking to us about his work as a hydrologist studying sustainable water management using a systems approach. Such an approach is needed to adequately understand this dynamic physical and socio-economic system with the goal to provide water security for people and nature.

If you are a scientist or social scientist and can contribute to this network, please come along to the second of this year’s discussion forums, followed by a drinks reception – for University of Bristol staff, postdocs and doctoral students.

Each discussion forum will focus on research that contributes directly or indirectly to the capacities of people living in marginalised, poor or highly unequal societies around the world who are particularly vulnerable to environmental change. Speakers will communicate their own research to an interdisciplinary audience, and raise questions that cut across different disciplines. In small group discussions, participants will then be able to bring their own disciplinary insights to bear on the questions raised and new perspectives will be shed on the speaker’s work.

Please note this event is only open to University of Bristol staff, postgrads and postdocs and invited guests and you must register to attend.

Contact information

If you would like an invitation to this event, please contact Elizabeth Fortin at

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