23 October 2018: NERC NFM Programme Mini-Workshop on Research Communications, Reading University

We’ve just had a productive workshop on knowledge exchange for the NFM research programme at the University of Reading.  We discussed topics including:

  • Setting clear objectives for communication
  • Understanding who we need to engage with and how
  • Communicating complex research in clear succinct ways
  • Lessons learned from earlier work – what worked and what didn’t

Members of the 3 project research teams were joined by stakeholders from the Environment Agency, Natural Resource Wales, Moors for the Future, The Rivers Trust, the Foundation for Water Research, Pang Valley Flood Forum, Loddon Valley Residents Association and JBA Consulting. Thanks to all who contributed.

The recommendations and outputs from the workshop will be used to shape communications planning for the programme.

Successful knowledge exchange will be critical to our research programme and will take many forms from sharing data to seeking input from farmers and communities to promoting findings at conferences to informing policymakers.