BETTER WATER MANAGEMENT THROUGH MORE FOCUS ON ECOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
Grant number: FT130100274 | Funding period: 2015 - 2018
Current water resources management, focusing on gains of economic efficiency in the short term under the assumption of steady-state conditions, has generally failed to respond to both catchment environmental degradation and to the increasing complexity of human–environment interactions. This project will develop a new approach to water resources management by relating management practices based on ecological understanding to the social mechanisms behind these practices at water catchments. It will improve the predictability and precision of water resources management and increase our ability to maintain our options for a sustainable future. This will have a profound effect on catchment susta..View full description
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