From the source of rivers to the sea, across towns, cities, countryside and coasts, a healthy water environment not only provides an essential element for us to live, but also creates better places to live, where people and wildlife can flourish. For too long, however, management of the water environment has been undertaken in an often disjointed fashion by government, private companies and landowners operating in isolation.
Dr Catherine Kelly will draw on her expertise as a geographer, researcher, wellbeing practitioner, and author of a bestselling book, Blue Spaces: How and Why Water Can Make You Feel Better.
Dr Kelly, a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at the University of Brighton, said: “Blue Spaces are central to our human health and well-being. How policy makers, researchers and communities come together will determine the social, psychological and physical well-being impacts of water in our lives.”
This free online event runs 10am-12pm on 30 November.