Conclusion: Transdisciplinarity in Practice



In the conclusion, Catharina Landström first considers some topics brought up in the specific conversations: the personal interest in philosophy and local controversy mentioned by the Professors; the Post docs’ concerns about social exclusion and the limitations of the local; and the Mixed Encounter’s observation that the duration of the group was crucial. Then, we examine some themes appearing across all conversations, for example, that everybody appreciated the open-endedness of the process and understood the importance of social science being in the lead. Also, everybody found the Kennet ECG a positive experience and would like to take part in similar transdisciplinary projects again. Finishing by looking forward Landström contemplates the potential for transdisciplinary knowledge production in local river management.


Social exclusion in water management Transdisciplinary knowledge Local river management 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Geography and the EnvironmentUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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