Sarah Hobgen

Charles Darwin University, Australia

Dr Sarah Hobgen is passionate about local governments and communities managing their natural resources effectively. Sarah’s PhD thesis investigated erosion and sedimentation using a mixed methods approach including free open source GIS in the Kambaniru River, Sumba, NTT. Sarah is a researcher at the Research Institute for Environment and Livelihoods at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, but has lived with her family on the island of Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara for almost 10 years and is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia. Other passions include river, irrigation and ground-water management in NTT, sustainable community-based tourism and Sumba Warp Ikat textiles.