University of KwaZulu-Natal
Jim Taylor worked for WESSA (The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) for 35 years. For 20 of these he served as Director of Environmental Education. He is currently a Research Associate at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and founder member of the global ESD Expert-Net programme. Key interest areas include Citizen Science, Water Management and Digital Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge Practices, Just Transitions and Social Change and Sustainability.
Water management is crucial for longer term sustainability in many parts of the world. All too often it is the domain of the scientists making water monitoring expensive and inaccessible. In southern Africa biomonitoring techniques are proving inclusive to all especially when linked to digital innovations. Selected case stories will be shared to illustrate inclusivity and public participation in water management.