In Practice

Translating resilience concepts into practice is a rapidly evolving field of research and a key objective of projects and programs seeking sustainable transformations. The RA has been at the forefront of developing tools and approaches for assessing and managing resilience in a wide variety of social-ecological systems.

Assessing Resilience in Social-Ecological Systems: Workbook for Practitioner's (More information)

Key elements of resilience in practice include:

  • Describing and developing a conceptual model of the social-ecological system
  • Understanding system dynamics including alternate regimes and thresholds
  • Identifying interactions across scales including structural influences of larger systems and novelty emerging from smaller sub-systems
  • Mapping governance networks and exploring adaptive governance options
  • Active adaptation, resilience-based stewardship & transformation

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Learn more about resilience assessment and download the Practitioner's workbook here.

If you are interested in joining an open network of resilience practitioners and researchers visit the

Resilience Connections Network

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