Tag Archives: Socio-Ecological Systems

Reframing our Water as a Commons


This article was published in the Hawke’s Bay Today following the Hawke’s Bay Regional Council’s (HBRC) decision to allow an overseas water bottling plant to take water from the high quality aquifer that lies beneath the cities of Hasting and Napier. … Continue reading

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Managing Complexity and Uncertainty in Natural and Socio-Ecological Systems


I wrote most of this as an internal document for a Regional Council in 2009 when it was apparent that both the internal management style and the approach to the wider natural systems and communities was not conducive to long … Continue reading

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Resilience Principles: Managing for an Uncertain Future


Below are three sets of principles for dealing with an uncertain world.  Updated. First, there has to be recognition that the world is complex and uncertain! “In his book The End of Certainty, Prigogine notes that “If the world were … Continue reading

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