About the Author
Sue Owen completed her Lancaster University PhD on landscape and sense of place in the nineteenth-century Lake District in 2003. She then worked as Research Associate on the 'British rivers' project and contributed research material to all chapters in this volume. Colin Pooley is Professor of Social and Historical Geography at Lancaster University. He co-ordinated the 'British rivers' project and contributed material on the social and cultural characteristics of rivers. His research focuses on changes in British society since the eighteenth century. Andrew Folkard is a Lecturer in Physical Geography at Lancaster University. He is an expert on flows with research interests in the hydrodynamics of estuarine, lacustrine and coastal environments. Chris Park is a Professorial Fellow at Lancaster University and Director of Lancaster University Graduate School. A fluvial geomorphologist by training, he researches and writes on environmental management and aspects of postgraduate education. Gordon Clark is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geography, Lancaster University. His research interests are in economic geography, especially rural development, agriculture and tourism, together with research on teaching Geography in Higher Education. Nigel Watson is Lecturer in Environmental Management in the Department of Geography, Lancaster University. His research focuses on water resource management, river basin development and alternative governance.