Scottish Alliance for Geoscience, Environment and Society

Kerr Adams

Research interests:

Designing research methodologies that facilitate stakeholder participation to assist partnership working and in the recommendation of resilient water management and policy options, specifically:
Developing participatory scenario development to better understand the interactions and cumulative impact of future change on freshwaters.
Developing participatory modelling approaches that assess the impacts of future change on freshwater systems and inform the identification of resilient management and policy options.

Career history:

Previously, I worked as a graduate research assistant at the University of Arkansas, where I also achieved his MSc in Agricultural Economics. My research focused on addressing future groundwater scarcity issues in the irrigation intensive Mississippi Delta region. I received his undergraduate degree in Sustainable Environmental Management from SRUC and the University of Edinburgh. I also have experience as a sustainability consultant for the furniture re-use charity, Furniture Plus.

Active research projects:

PhD Title: Scotland’s freshwater landscape and its resilience to change: an assessment to support future policy.

The primary aim of my PhD is to advance academic knowledge by developing a resilience tool with stakeholders to support the identification of management and policy options that help build the resilience of freshwaters.

Recent publications:

Adams, K., & Kovacs, K. (2019). The adoption rate of efficient irrigation practices and the consequences for aquifer depletion and further adoption. Journal of Hydrology, 571, 244-253.

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