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Dr Alison Browne

Research Fellow

Alison has a number of active and interdisciplinary research projects on everyday practice and sustainable consumption; dirt, cleanliness and freshness; and the governance of water resources, drought, and climate change adaptation. In previous research projects she explored the governance of large scale resource development (e.g., agriculture, NRM, water infrastructure, mining) using 'environmentality', 'risk' and 'mega-project paradox' frameworks. 

Division: 
Research
Sustainability enthusiast?: 
No
Interdisciplinary themes: 
Cities
Climate
Development
Economy
Engagement
Environment
Water

Connections

Research

ARCC-Water

ARCC-Water brings together a multi-disciplinary team of scientists, social scientists and engineers to develop new methods and tools to build more adaptive and resilient water supply systems, and more comprehensive understandings of household water demand

http://www.arcc-water.org.uk/

Research

Patterns of Water

Focuses on the results of a 1800 person survey across the south of England. It captures the water related practices of people in this region, and the links between these practices and social, cultural, technological and weather related factors.

http://www.sprg.ac.uk/projects-fellowships/patterns-of-water

Group

Sustainable Practices Research Group

If there is to be any effective response to climate change, substantially and significantly new ways of living are urgently required. There is growing recognition of the need for fresh ways of framing problems of climate change, consumption and demand, and for forms of intervention capable of catalysing entrenched habits and practices and of doing so quickly and on a big scale.  Understanding and intervening in the dynamics of social practice are central to the challenge of sustainable consumption.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption, Climate change

Group

water@manchester

A network to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration in water-related research across The University of Manchester and with external research, government and industry organisations.

Keywords: 
Water, Climate change, Resources

Group

Sustainable Consumption Institute

Consumption is a hugely powerful force.

The sustainability challenges we face stem largely from an explosion in consumption, and the corresponding exploitation of finite resources. To successfully respond to these challenges, we must now radically reduce the resource intensity of everyday lives.

Keywords: 
Sustainability, corporate sustainability, Consumption, sustainable consumption