Resilience thinking is an emerging approach that it is intended to help understand social-ecological systems and to navigate contested desires in the context of uncertainty and complexity. Resilience practice enables individuals to engage with complexity and uncertainty by determining the key variables to focus on in order to maintain what is valued within and about the system, and by enhancing the system’s ability to deal with both the expected and unexpected disturbances
Over the course of the workshop, participants worked through several exercises focused on values and disturbances at the watershed scale and at the scales above and below, drivers of change, specified and general resilience, and adaptive capacity.
In following the general structure of the workshop, this document is divided into four sections:
describes the system including an explanation of social-ecological systems, the importance of considering different scales and a discussion of values and disturbances.
introduces specified and generalre silience and provides examples of how these concepts were explored in the workshop.
touches on adapting and transforming and offers a brief conclusion.
provides additional resources on resilience thinking and practice.