Sustainable Sediment Management - a systems approach from a resilience point of view (Norway, May 3
Author: 系统管理员Source: Updated: 2008-05-30
Date: 30th May 2007, from 9:00-17:00

Organizers: organised by the project team of Living with Sediments and hosted by NGI, Sognsveien 72, Oslo, Norway

Introduction: The resilience lens is a framework on a systems level that deals with complexity and dynamical processes of change and renewal. It emerged from ecology in the 1960s and early 1970s and has linkages to other theories that describe (in)stabile and far and nearequilibrium processes in systems, like thermodynamics and complexity theory. The resilience perspective is increasingly used as an approach for understanding the dynamics of social-ecological systems. It sees social and ecological systems as one and not as separated. In this paper the resilience lens will be applied to sediment management and key concepts of the resilience lens like regime shifts, the adaptive cycle, panarchy, adaptive capacity and adaptive management will be explained with illustrations from sediment management. The application of the resilience lens makes it possible to connect social and ecological processes that until now have been dealt with as separated. The concepts of the resilience lens will be illustrated with cases from the “Living with Sediments”-project. Different stories from practice will be presented and put into the resilience lens framework. Social processes and biophysical processes are linked in these cases and will be elaborated. Social learning, stakeholder involvement and adaptive management are important concepts for the resilience lens and are explained by and illustrated with these cases.

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Organising Committee:
Contact person for the Organising Committee is: Gerald Jan Ellen, TNO, , phone +31152695437
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