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Applying Place-Based Social-Ecological Research to Address Water Scarcity: Insights for Future Research

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  • Antonio J. Castro

    () (Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
    Centro Andaluz para la Evaluación y Seguimiento del Cambio Global (CAESCG), Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología, Universidad de Almería, La Cañada de San Urbano, 04120 Almería, Spain)

  • Cristina Quintas-Soriano

    () (Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA
    Human-Environment Systems Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA)

  • Jodi Brandt

    () (Human-Environment Systems Center, Boise State University, Boise, ID 83725, USA)

  • Carla L. Atkinson

    () (Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alabama, 300 Hackberry Lane, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487, USA)

  • Colden V. Baxter

    () (Department of Biological Sciences, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA)

  • Morey Burnham

    () (Department of Sociology, Idaho State University, Social Work, and Criminology, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA)

  • Benis N. Egoh

    () (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Natural Resources and the Environment, P.O. Box 320, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
    School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 27 Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209, South Africa)

  • Marina García-Llorente

    () (Department of Applied Research and Agricultural Extension, Madrid Institute for Rural, Agricultural and Food Research and Development (IMIDRA), Finca Experimental ‘‘El Encín’’Ctra N-II, Km 38,200, 28800 Alcala de Henares, Spain)

  • Jason P. Julian

    () (Department of Geography, Texas State University, 601 University Drive, ELA 139, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA)

  • Berta Martín-López

    () (Institute for Ethics and Transdisciplinary Sustainability Research, Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Faculty of Sustainability, Universitätsallee 1, 21355 Lüneburg, Germany)

  • Felix Haifeng Liao

    () (Department of Geography, University of Idaho, University of Idaho, 875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83844, USA)

  • Katrina Running

    () (Department of Sociology, Idaho State University, Social Work, and Criminology, 921 South 8th Avenue, Pocatello, ID 83209, USA)

  • Caryn C. Vaughn

    () (Oklahoma Biological Survey and Department of Biology, University of Oklahoma, 111 E Chesapeake St, Norman, OK 73019, USA)

  • Albert V. Norström

    () (Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, Kräftriket 2B, SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden)

Abstract

Globally, environmental and social change in water-scarce regions challenge the sustainability of social-ecological systems. WaterSES, a sponsored working group within the Program for Ecosystem Change and Society, explores and compares the social-ecological dynamics related to water scarcity across placed-based international research sites with contrasting local and regional water needs and governance, including research sites in Spain and Sweden in Europe, South Africa, China, and Alabama, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Texas in the USA. This paper aims to provide a commentary on insights into conducting future solutions-oriented research on water scarcity based on the understanding of the social-ecological dynamics of water scarce regions.

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  • Antonio J. Castro & Cristina Quintas-Soriano & Jodi Brandt & Carla L. Atkinson & Colden V. Baxter & Morey Burnham & Benis N. Egoh & Marina García-Llorente & Jason P. Julian & Berta Martín-López & Feli, 2018. "Applying Place-Based Social-Ecological Research to Address Water Scarcity: Insights for Future Research," Sustainability, MDPI, Open Access Journal, vol. 10(5), pages 1-13, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:gam:jsusta:v:10:y:2018:i:5:p:1516-:d:145606
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    Keywords

    PECS; water governance; ecosystem service; place-based research; social-ecological system; sustainability; transdisciplinary science;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • Q - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
    • Q0 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - General
    • Q2 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Renewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q3 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Nonrenewable Resources and Conservation
    • Q5 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics
    • Q56 - Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics - - Environmental Economics - - - Environment and Development; Environment and Trade; Sustainability; Environmental Accounts and Accounting; Environmental Equity; Population Growth
    • O13 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products

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