My latest interview for Rheophilia is with Macquarie University environmental historian, Dr Emily O’Gorman. Emily researches human relations with water and her work is particularly fascinating because the historical perspective reveals the benevolent, malevolent, scientific and unscientific, funny, enlightening and always changing attitudes that we have towards water and water bodies such as rivers, swamps and marshes and the like. Her work is never more relevant than today, when scientists, managers and the broader community seeks answers to large and complex questions about water in this driest of inhabited continents. There is a lot to learn from the past!
Aims of this site
This site and blog is mostly about the science of rivers, although it will include cultural aspects of rivers when they catch my eye and take my fancy. It will highlight ideas, concepts and research of interest to students, researchers and managers.
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