Caitlin is a graduate student, researching the use of Natural Capital concepts for participatory approaches to Integrated Water Management.
Natural Capital and Ecosystem Services account for the stocks and benefits the environment provides for society, accounting for the relationships within the human-environment network. Management decision in catchments can affect a large number and variety of stakeholders. Therefore by applying these ideas within a system model of a river catchment, the outcomes of management and policy interventions can be established for all stakeholders involved. This research will link the natural and socio-economic systems within river catchments, enabling community involvement in decision making over water management.
This research is conducted under the supervision of Dr Alexandra Collins and Dr Jimmy O'Keefe, of the Centre for Environmental Policy; Dr Ana Mijic, of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and John Bryden, of Thames21.
Caitlin holds a Bachelors degree in Geography (First Class) from Jesus College, University of Oxford and a Masters Degree in Environmental Policy and Management (Distinction) from the University of Bristol.
Caitlin is based in the Centre for Environmental Policy and her PhD is funded by NERC, through the Imperial College Grantham Institute Science Solutions for a Changing Planet Doctoral Training Programme (NERC SSCP DTP) and by Thames21 as a CASE industry partner.