This twelve-month project will run across rural Scotland. It will develop and test methods for communicating experiences of water scarcity and its management with those planning responses to water scarcity and a wider public.
This project will address:
This project will develop a reflexive, responsive methodology in collaboration with knowledge-holders that addresses the complexities of this crisis and the specificities of the context. We will build a framework for the use of social science methods as part of rapid crisis response activities.
We will focus on images and film, but we anticipate including other creative modes, for example, narrative storytelling, engaging with local artists, and audio-visual methods incorporating ‘walking with water’ approaches.
Stakeholders will include:
Building on their established expertise and knowledge-holder group contributions a project code of conduct will be paired with a risk assessment. This will embed ACCESS EDI and KCP best practice principles while including considerations for the specific project themes.
An increased inclusion of on-the-ground experiences of water scarcity and its management amongst practitioners and decision-makers as well as a wider public with an association with water stewardship.
A new set of methods and a communication framework for voicing place-specific water scarcity experiences, with the aim of generating dialogue about those insights.