Linda has been involved in several Water Research Commission research projects ranging from the National Freshwater Ecosystems Priorities Area Projects, to work on estuaries, restoration ecology and most recently water use in Indigenous African vegetables. She was also part of the International Water Security Network, a 5-year project funded by the Lloyds Register Foundation looking at water security in Southern Africa. She has a number of peer reviewed journal article’s spanning the fields of social learning, conservation, inter and transdisciplinary research, benefit sharing and water governance and in 2020 was awarded the IIE Inaugural Researcher of the Year Award.
Linda Downsborough is fascinated by learning and the ways in which people learn. As such social learning and communities of practice are of particular interest to her. She is also interested in social networks and social network analysis and hopes to incorporate this into her Doctoral studies.all researchers