Learning from the past
Offermans, Astrid ;  Freie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik

Main titleLearning from the past
Subtitlethe interaction of the social system and the water system in the Netherlands
Title variationsInteraction between the water system and society : a case study of the Netherlands and lessons for the future
AuthorOffermans, Astrid
InstitutionFreie Universität Berlin, Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Umweltpolitik
No. of Pages18 S.
Keywordsperspectives on water; social support; sustainable water management
Classification (DDC)300 Social sciences
AbstractSustainable water management strategies are able to cope with uncertainties in our natural
and social environment. Uncertainties in our social environment reflect changing societal
perceptions on how water should be used and which objectives should be preferred. Change
of these perceptions may lead to a loss of public support for strategies, forcing policy makers
to take measures quickly. To explore the social robustness of different water management
strategies and identify circumstances in which strategies loose social support we use the
perspectives method and a historical case study analysis of the Netherlands as from 1900.
Resulting from our historical analysis we present ten aspects that should be included in a
future exploration of social robustness. A future exploration provides insight in the risks and
opportunities of strategies and on how to respond to and anticipate on events and
developments in order to preserve social support.
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FU DepartmentProceedings of the Berlin Conferences on   Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change
Year of publication2010
Type of documentConferencepresentation
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