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An introduction to the special issue on tackling challenging water resources problems in Canada: A systems approach.

Hipel, Keith William; Fang, Liping; Ouarda, Taha B. M. J.; Bristow, Michele (2013). An introduction to the special issue on tackling challenging water resources problems in Canada: A systems approach. Canadian Water Resources Journal , vol. 38 , nº 1. p. 3-11. DOI: 10.1080/07011784.2013.773643.

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The effectiveness of employing a systems thinking approach to addressing complex water resources problems in Canada is demonstrated by summarizing and comparing the valuable contributions of the authors of the papers appearing in this special issue of the Canadian Water Resources Journal. The authors originally presented their research at Water 2010, held in Quebec City from July 5th to 7th, 2010, as part of an ongoing sequence of conferences called the International Conferences on Water Resources and Environment Research (ICWRER). By tackling challenging water resources problems in an integrative and adaptive fashion from a system of systems engineering perspective that considers stakeholders' value systems, reasonable solutions can be found that are robust, sustainable and fair. Indeed, across the papers, the authors use a rich range of systems techniques for investigating the natural, technological, and societal systems aspects of complex water resources problems in Canada. A challenge is put forward to the Canadian water resources community to design a realistic water policy for Canada that is based upon sound systems principles and is, therefore, in consonance with other connected systems domains involving energy, climate change, societal well-being, the economy, and international commitments.

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Mots-clés libres: connected systems; environment research; societal systems; sound systems; system of systems engineering; systems approach; systems thinking; water policies
Centre: Centre Eau Terre Environnement
Date de dépôt: 05 déc. 2016 20:51
Dernière modification: 05 déc. 2016 20:51
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/3445

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