YOUTUBE VIDEO: Rising to the Challenge at Stormwater Australia 2016 – interviews with thought leaders across Australia set the context for reflections on "Parallel Journeys to a Water-Resilient Future"
Coined by Dr. Daniel Pauly in 1995, the Shifting Baseline Syndrome refers to a gradual change in the accepted norm for ecological conditions. This was the first of three ‘big ideas’ introduced to the Stormwater Australia audience. “Every generation will use the images that they got at the beginning of their conscious lives as a standard and will extrapolate forward. And the difference then, they perceive as a loss. But they don’t perceive what happened before as a loss,” stated Daniel Pauly.