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.
“Instabilities in the water cycle are increasingly apparent. Impacts are magnified by human interventions. We have arrived at a fork in the road.
“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.
Also read BOOK LAUNCH: “The book ‘downstream: reimagining water’ is an anthology and my chapter is titled Interweaving Weaver,” states Michael Blackstock, independent scholar and author