CASCADE-NET: Timetable and videos from Seminar 1


Civil Society’s agency and extreme weather events: dichotomies in theory and practice

Co-hosted by UK National Flood Forum and Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Held at the University of the West of England, Bristol on 18st October 2017, 10.30 am to 4 pm in the Frome Room, UWE Bristol Exhibition and Conference Centre, Frenchay Campus, Filton Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8QZ. Coffee and networking from 10.00 onwards.


1. Welcome and setting the scene

  • Challenge of CASCADE-NET – Professor Lindsey McEwen (UWE, Bristol) Video of talk


 2. Theoretical framing

  • Reflections on hydrocitizenship – Professor Owain Jones, Bath Spa University Video of talk

  • Thinking about civil agency: a retrospective look – Professor Nevil Quinn, Centre for Floods, Communities and Resilience, UWE  Video of talk

  • Ecological citizenship or ecological care? Climate change and the politics of coastal resilience Dr Michael Buser, Centre for Sustainability, Planning and Environment, UWE Bristol Video of talk


3. Quick-fire stimuli about the issues in theoretical framing and practice within the five different axes (5-10 minutes each)

  • State responsibility – Civil Society responsibility – Professor Lindsey McEwen (UWE Bristol) Video of talk Video of talk

  •  Deliberative democracy (consensus) – Agonistic pluralism (positive conflict) – Dr Glyn Everett (UWE Bristol) Video of talk

  • Consultation and participation – Engagement with social learning – Dr Clare Twigger Ross (Collingwood Environmental) Video of talk

  • Contractual civil engagement – Cooperative civil engagement – no presentation

  •  Collaborative governance – Command and control governance – Martina McGuinness (University of Sheffield) Video of talk




4. Collective exploration of these axes and the identification of others…. World café with hosts and rapporteurs; feedback


5. Dichotomies: their implications for practice (Paul Cobbing – Executive Director, UK National Flood Forum) Video of talk


6.Plenary: Designing a road map for the CASCADE.NET seminar series


7. Concluding remarks and signposting to workshop 2 (Sheffield).

Please note that participant talks will be filmed for the CASCADE-NET archive and post event online discussion.

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