BLUE ECOLOGY: Planet Reconciliation – an article about how to enhance Western science’s knowledge of the water cycle for the benefit of hydrologists and water managers (published in Water Canada magazine, March-April 2017)
Blue Ecology –
interweave best threads of Indigenous and Western Science
“Warming of the planet’s atmosphere is causing water to move more quickly and disruptively through the global water cycle. Flood, drought, fire, wind and cold – extreme events are becoming the norm,” stated the co-authors in their opening paragraph.
“The situation calls for a whole-systems approach to managing the water balance distribution. The risks are too high, and the margins for error too small, to view water and watersheds only through narrow technical lenses.
“Adapting to changes in the water cycle and restoring the water balance starts with re-visiting our relationship with nature.”
To Learn More:
Download Planet Reconciliation to read the complete article co-authored by Kim Stephens, Michael Blackstock and Bob Sandford.