publication . Article . Other literature type . 2008

From Premise to Practice: a Critical Assessment of Integrated Water Resources Management and Adaptive Management Approaches in the Water Sector

Medema, W.; Mcintosh, B. S.; Paul Jeffrey;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2008 Journal: Ecology and Society (issn: 1708-3087, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Resilience Alliance
The complexity of natural resource use processes and dynamics is now well accepted and described in theories ranging across the sciences from ecology to economics. Based upon these theories, management frameworks have been developed within the research community to cope with complexity and improve natural resource management outcomes. Two notable frameworks, Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) and Adaptive Management (AM) have been developed within the domain of water resource management over the past thirty or so years. Such frameworks provide testable statements about how best to organise knowledge production and use to facilitate the realisation of de...
free text keywords: adaptive capacity, adaptive management, integrated water resources management, sustainable water management, uncertainty, Biology (General), QH301-705.5, Ecology, QH540-549.5, Economics, Natural resource management, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Criticism, Ecosystem management, Premise, Resource management
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