Project details

Project title: Towards hydrocitizenship

Project duration: May 2014 - May 2017


  • Arts and Humanities Research Council
  • Connected Communities

Project leader for SPE: Dr Michael Buser

Other UWE Bristol researchers:

Research partners/collaborators:

  • Bath Spa University
  • Aberystwyth University
  • Bangor University
  • University of Manchester
  • Brighton University
  • Middlesex University
  • University of Bristol

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Project summary

This three year project will investigate, and make creative contributions to, the ways in which citizens and communities live with each other and their environment in relation to water in a range of UK neighbourhoods. The research asks a series of questions about what communities are, how they function, and the role of environmental (water) assets and issues in the coming together of communities, conflicts within and between communities, and progress to interconnected community and environmental resilience.

Project contact

For further information on the project, please contact Dr Michael Buser ( or Professor Lindsey McEwen (

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