This research theme focuses on the implementation of resilience thinking. A variety of approaches from assessing resilience and developing new methods to quantify resilience, to detecting thresholds and guiding the development of plans, all contribute to advancing our understanding around how to put resilience into practice.
RA Working Groups
Resilience Assessment and Practice. Building on the popular use of the Resilience Assessment Workbook for Practitioners, this working group has two primary objectives: 1) to continue to develop and refine the resilience assessment process based on on-going research, case studies, and experience, and 2) to develop and facilitate an international community of practice. A current focus involves critically reflecting on new developments around measuring resilience.
The Resilience of the Goulburn Broken Region, Victoria, Australia - The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and CSIRO. The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority and CSIRO have been collaborating in the development of a resilience-based management approach for a decade (GBCMA 2013). The resilience of the Goulburn Broken Region was assessed during a prolonged drought but before the Global Financial Crisis (Walker et al. 2009), and re-assessed when the drought and GFC ended. A paper comparing the two assessments is forthcoming. Nick Abel, Marty Anderies, Paul Ryan and Brian Walker.
The Resilience of Regions in New South Wales, Australia. The eleven Catchment Management Authorities of New South Wales adopted resilience as a basis for their regional catchment action plans. Paul Ryan was a central player in this, and Brian Walker and Nick Abel were also involved. Namoi CMA 2013 is an example of one plan. Walker et al. 2014 was also a result of this work. Paul Ryan, Brian Walker and Nick Abel.
Participatory resilience assessment in Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve, Sweden. Participatory resilience assessment in Kristianstads Vattenrike Biosphere Reserve, Sweden. Research project BiosACM - sustaining biosphere reserves through adaptive comanagement, funded by Swedish Research Council and led by Lisen Schultz and Ryan Plummer.
Participatory resilience assessment in Östra Vätterbranterna Biosphere Reserve, Sweden. Participatory resilience assessment in Östra Vätterbranterna Biosphere Reserve, Sweden. Research project BiosACM - sustaining biosphere reserves through adaptive comanagement, funded by Swedish Research Council and led by Lisen Schultz and Ryan Plummer.
GBCMA. 2013. Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy 2013-2019. Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Shepparton. http://www.gbcma.vic.gov.au/publications/published_documents/catchment_strategies/gb_strategy_sub-strategies
Walker, B. H., N. Abel, J. M. Anderies, and P. Ryan. 2009. Resilience, adaptability, and transformability in the Goulburn-Broken Catchment, Australia. Ecology and Society 14(1): 12. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss1/art12/
Namoi CMA 2013. Namoi Catchment Action Plan. http://namoi.cma.nsw.gov.au/121053.html
Keywords: resilience assessment, resilience measurement, implementation, practice, metrics, indicators