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Title: From academic to applied: Operationalising resilience in river systems
Contributor(s): Parsons, Melissa  (author); Thoms, Martin  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2018
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2017.08.040
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Abstract: The concept of resilience acknowledges the ability of societies to live and develop with dynamic environments. Given the recognition of the need to prepare for anticipated and unanticipated shocks, applications of resilience are increasing as the guiding principle of public policy and programs in areas such as disaster management, urban planning, natural resource management, and climate change adaptation. River science is an area in which the adoption of resilience is increasing, leading to the proposition that resilience may become a guiding principle of river policy and programs. Debate about the role of resilience in rivers is part of the scientific method, but disciplinary disunity about the ways to approach resilience application in policy and programs may leave river science out of the policy process. We propose six elements that need to be considered in the design and implementation of resilience-based river policy and programs: rivers as social-ecological systems; the science-policy interface; principles, capacities, and characteristics of resilience; cogeneration of knowledge; adaptive management; and the state of the science of resilience.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Geomorphology, v.305, p. 242-251
Publisher: Elsevier BV
Place of Publication: The Netherlands
ISSN: 0169-555X
Field of Research (FOR): 040699 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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