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Sustainable catchment managing in a climate changing world: new integrative modalities for connecting policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders

Ison, Ray and Collins, Kevin B. and Colvin, John and Jiggins, Janice and Roggero, Pier Paolo and Seddaiu, Giovanna and Steyaert, Patrick and Toderi, Marco and Zanolla, Chiara (2011) Sustainable catchment managing in a climate changing world: new integrative modalities for connecting policy makers, scientists and other stakeholders. Water Resources Management, Vol. 25 (15), p. 3977-3992. eISSN 1573-1650. Article.

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DOI: 10.1007/s11269-011-9880-4

Abstract

This paper characterises some of the main issues confronting water-catchment managing in a climate-changing world and addresses wide-spread concerns about the lack of connectivity between science, policy making and implementation. The paper’s arguments are ‘framed’ within a paradigm of systemic and adaptive governing, regulating, planning and managing understood as a nested systemic hierarchy. It is argued that climate change adaptation is best understood as a coevolutionary dynamic, principally, but not exclusively between human beings and the biophysical world. Two forms of ‘knowledge brokerage’ based on mode 1 (knowledge) and mode 2 (knowing) are distinguished with practical implications. Drawing on extensive research by the authors, eight modalities for enacting ‘knowledge brokerage’ are introduced. The conditions for or against success in employing these modalities are described. Consistent with the views of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 4th Report 2007, it is argued that water managing is a paradigmatic domain for making climate change adaptation ‘real’ and a systemic issue of global concern at the core of sustainable development.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:6564
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords:Water governance, catchment managing, watershed managing, knowledge, management, social-ecological thinking, dualism, duality
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/02 Agronomia e coltivazioni erbacee
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze agronomiche e genetica vegetale agraria
001 Università di Sassari > 02 Centri > Centro interdipartimentale Nucleo di ricerca sulla desertificazione
Publisher:Springer
eISSN:1573-1650
Copyright Holders:© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011
Deposited On:15 Nov 2011 13:24

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