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Walworth Community Garden Network (WCGN) watering impact

Team:  Adrian Butler, Tom Rowan, Sarah Bell, Charlotte Johnson, Carl Watson, Rehan Yaleem, Javid Yousaf

Partners: Walworth Community Garden Network

Objectives: Support WCGN‘s ‘sustainable watering project’.


  • Develop garden calculator and assessment tools with gardeners.

  • Monitor & model water use in gardens

  • Model rainwater harvesting potential

  • Qualitative research with gardeners about co-benefits of sustainable watering and decision making processes

  • Literature / evidence reviews and case studies analysis of sustainable watering for community gardens


  • Garden watering calculator (software)

  • Sustainable watering assessment framework (tool)

  • 4 x MSc dissertations on: rainwater harvesting potential, decision making, co-benefits, surface run off & sewer impacts.

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