Table 1. Relational ties measured.


Relation
 
Question
 
Frequency of contact (social relationships)
 
How often are you in contact with each member of the SWSG regarding issues relating to river regeneration in Sheffield? (1–5 Likert scale)
 
Type of relationship
 
Describe your relationship with each of the SWSG members.
(Acquaintance, professional relationship, work colleague, friend, close friend)
 
Information exchange
 
With whom do you most regularly exchange information on regeneration issues?
 
Advice
 
Who would you ask when needing expert advice on ecological or nature issues?
 

 
Who would you ask when needing expert advice on city planning issues?
 
Advice regarding conflict
 
If you needed advice on an issue that may have the potential to cause conflict between SWSG members, with whom would you discuss it?
 
Collaboration
 
With whom do you/have you collaborated on river regeneration projects or initiatives?
 
Trust
 
Who do you trust to give you reliable information on river regeneration plans and activities? (1 – 5 Likert scale)
 

 
Who do you trust to share your values and visions for Sheffield’s waterways?
 
Influence
 
Who within the group do you consider to have the most influence to make change given the quest for sustainable urban waterways?