Academic Profile

Catharina Landström specialises in environmental STS (Science and Technology Studies). She is interested in the relationships of environmental science and society, focusing on the various roles computer models play in research and policy. She does ethnography of scientific computer modelling and she explores participatory approaches. Her work on participatory modelling began in the 'Understanding environmental knowledge controversies. The case of flood risk management' project running from 2007 to 2010. She contributed to the development of the Environmental Competency Groups methodology, trialled in a project on flood risk management in Pickering, Yorkshire. Later a Senior Researcher in the MaRIUS (Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of Drought and Water Scarcity) project, 2014-17, she was involved with the the invention of the Community Modelling technique that uses scientific computer models to increase the capacity of local people to engage with water management.

Current Research

Since 2017 she has been a Research Fellow in SoGE focusing on further development of the Community Modelling technique. This has involved projects on flooding in Otley, Yorkshire, and on water quality in East London. Her collaboration with the environmental NGO Thames 21 in London continues, currently with the creation of a pedagogical tool based on the water resources model produced in the MaRIUS project.


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