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|Developing a shared understanding of the Upper Mississippi River: the foundation of an ecological resilience assessment
In support of the Upper Mississippi River Restoration (UMRR) partnership, we have been working towards an ecological resilience assessment of the system. Our first manuscript provides the foundation for our assessment, as well as an overview of historical changes and ecological understanding of the river. Working with UMRR agencies, we conceptualized the river-floodplain system as three interconnected sub-systems: lotic channels, lentic off-channel areas, and floodplains. From there, we identified controlling variables that affect major resources within each sub-system, and described those relationships as they are known. The system description provides a framework as we continue on to the assessing phase of our assessment to better understand how controlling variables influence major resources, relying on long-term spatially extensive data sets. There is growing interest in applying resilience concepts to natural resource management; however, there are few published applications of these frameworks from which to learn. We hope the UMRS resilience assessment can provide insight to others on our approach while also improving our understanding of the Upper Mississippi River System's ability to adapt to change.
|Kristen Bouska||Jun 12, 2018|
|A Plan for a Local Adaptive Management Fund for the Owasco Lake Watershed
Adaptive resilience work should guide all future watershed modeling efforts, rather than the current practice of developing watershed models that guide watershed best management practices.
|Charlie Greene P.E.||Aug 15, 2017|
|Resilience Attributes of Social-Ecological Systems: Framing Metrics for Management
If resilience theory is to be of practical value for policy makers and resource managers, the theory must be translated into sensible decision-support tools. We present a set of resilience attributes, developed to characterize human-managed systems, that helps system stakeholders make practical use of resilience concepts in tangible applications. These resilience terms can facilitate the modeling of resilience behavior within systems, as well as support those lacking access to sophisticated models. Our goal is to empower policy makers and resource managers to put resilience theory to work in the real world.
|David Kerner||Jan 24, 2017|
|State law for resilience (in portuguese)
Final report of legislative assemby comitee for development of a stale law for resilience.
|Luiz Pantaleão||Oct 06, 2016|
|Low Carbon Resilience: Transformative Climate Change Planning for Canada
Low carbon resilience (LCR) refers to climate change strategies that integrate and achieve co-benefits between greenhouse gas emissions reduction (mitigation) and planning designed to reduce vulnerability to climate change impacts (adaptation). To date, most strategies focus on one or the other of these two goals. This paper demonstrates the potential value of their integration, explores examples of low carbon resilience strategies, and considers options for their implementation in Canada.
|Edward Nichol||Aug 03, 2016|
|Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioners 2.0
Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioners 2.0 (PDF) (In Farsi)
|Hadi Veisi||Jul 24, 2016|
|The Resilience of Bergamot Farmers to Economic Shocks in the Reggio Calabria Province
Bergamot is a citrus fruit chiefly used in the fragrance industry and mainly cultivated in the Reggio Calabria district (Italy). The primary purpose of the study was to assess the contribution of bergamot production to farmers' livelihood resilience and to analyse the evolution of the bergamot sector over last years. This article is based on the quantitative analysis of originally collected data originating from the interviews to 326 farmers. The study demonstrated that bergamot production in a stable market provides an opportunity to diversify income sources and foster household resilience. Moreover if adequately supported the sector can be an engine of growth for thewhole district.
|Federico Ciani||Jul 06, 2016|
|A Pledge for Resilience by the Citizens of Melaka
On the 4th of March the Citizens of Melaka in Malaysia took a pledge for making their State more resilient and sustainable. This action threw up some interesting lessons.
|Sunandan Tiwari||Mar 11, 2016|
|Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law
This paper illuminates the tension between social-ecological resilience and U.S. law, and provides guidance on a path forward
|Ahjond Garmestani||Jan 07, 2016|
|All Paths Lead to Rain: Explaining why Watershed Development in India Does Not Alleviate the Experience of Water Scarcity
Abstract: Watershed development (WSD) projects in India are key to meeting a range of human development goals in rain-fed agrarian landscapes. However, outcomes are often observed to be partial and short-lived. Weoffer a novel perspective on the reasons. Our analysis shows that the dominant 'water narratives' of WSD policyand practice and the lived experience of local people contribute to a naturalisation of water scarcity, resulting inwidespread views that WSD is primarily a means for increasing irrigation water supply. We show how this over- simplifies the complex problem of agricultural water use and perversely contributes to a continuing experience of water scarcity rather than its resolution.
|Zareen Bharucha||Nov 24, 2015|
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