Title: Co-evolution as a conceptual model in the search for sustainable modes of water management 
Resource Type: document --> technical publication --> report 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2002 
Availability: Co-evolution as a conceptual model in the search for sustainable modes of water management Discussion paper prepared for The AQUADAPT workshop, Montpellier October 25th-27th 2002 
Author 1/Producer: Jeffrey. P. 
Other Authors/Producers: McIntosh, B. 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.aquadapt.net/pdf/Jeffrey_McIntosh_-_Coevolutionar ...  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Contaminated land-->Soil and groundwater processes-->Soil and groundwater processes overview
 
Short description: The roots of sustainability as a focus of concern lie in the emergence of a set of environmental challenges to our continued survival on the planet. Within the context of water policy, these challenges are exacerbated by the need to ensure reliable, safe, adequate water supplies to support the livelihoods of our communities. Many contemporary conceptual frameworks for investigating sustainable water management are informed by analogies taken from the biological and physical sciences. Taking co-evolutionary theory as a focus we describe its contribution to conceptual models of sustainable water management and discuss its strengths and weaknesses from both a descriptive and prescriptive standpoint. 
Link to Project(s): AQUADAPT Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource management under changing utilisation conditions at catchment level: A co-evolutionary approach
 
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