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Baird J., Quinlan A., Plummer R., Moore ML., Krievins K. 2021. Capacities for Watershed Resilience: Persistence, Adaptation, and Transformation. In: Baird J., Plummer R. (eds) Water Resilience. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48110-0_7
Water management and governance at the watershed scale is complex, with attention needed to the realities of fit with institutional arrangements and consideration of the dynamic and uncertain nature of social-ecological systems. The concept of social-ecological resilience and its application to water resources – ‘water resilience’ hereafter – offers a framework by which to approach these critical considerations. Water resilien...
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Baltutis, W.J. and Moore, M.L., 2020. Whose Border? Contested Geographies and Columbia River Treaty Modernization. Journal of Borderlands Studies, 35(4), pp.581-601.
This paper explores the links between contemporary bordering processes, Indigenous nations traditional territories, and transboundary water governance processes, using the case of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT) modernization process. We posit the Columbia River is shared not just by two nations, but also by multiple Indigenous nations with various inter-nation borders. To-date, the implications of this in practice do not appe...
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Pereira, L., N. Frantzeskaki, A. Hebinck, L. Charli, J. Scott, M. Dyer, H. Eakin, et.al. 2019. Transformative spaces in the making: key lessons from nine cases in the Global South. Sustainability Science:1–18.
Creating a just and sustainable planet will require not only small changes, but also systemic transformations in how humans relate to the planet and to each other, i.e., social–ecological transformations. We suggest there is a need for collaborative environments where experimentation with new configurations of social–ecological systems can occur, and we refer to these as transformative spaces. In this paper, we seek a better ...
Baltutis, W. J., and M.-L. Moore. 2019. Degrees of change toward polycentric transboundary water governance: exploring the Columbia River and the Lesotho Highlands Water Project. Ecology and Society 24(2):6.https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10852-240206
Complex challenges emerging in transboundary river basins reveal a need to include a range of interests and actors in governance processes. Polycentric governance is one framework that can address this need and inform adaptive and resilient governance processes in transboundary basins as linked social and ecological systems. Here, we explore whether and how nonstate actors might be contributing to a shift in governance toward...
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Reyers, B., Folke, C., Moore, M-L., R. Biggs, Galaz. V. 2018. Social-Ecological Systems Insights for Navigating the Dynamics of the Anthropocene. Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 2018. 43:267–89. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-110615-085349
Social-ecological systems (SES) research offers new theory and evidence to transform sustainable development to better contend with the challenges of the Anthropocene. Four insights from contemporary SES literature on (a) intertwined SES, (b) cross-scale dynamics, (c) systemic tipping points, and (d) transformational change are explored. Based on these insights, shifts in sustainable development practice are suggested to recog...
Moore, M.-L., P. Olsson, W. Nilsson, L. Rose, and F. R. Westley. 2018. Navigating emergence and system reflexivity as key transformative capacities: experiences from a Global Fellowship program. Ecology and Society 23(2):38. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-10166-230238
Moore, M-L. 2017. Synthesis: tracking transformative impacts and cross-scale dynamics. In Westley, F., K. McGowan, O Tjörnbo, O. (Eds.) The Evolution of Social Innovation. Building Resilience Through Transitions. Edward Elgar Publishing.
Those interested in social innovation are often simultaneously interested in the concepts of scale and scaling for impact. The social innovation cases in this book reveal new understandings of scale and cross-scale dynamics in the history of innovation. The manner in which the actors involved in developing social innovations in a niche scale may expand and contract in number and type over time, the role that macro, landscape s...
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