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Adapting the Invisible Utility:Institutions and Infrastructure (Part 2)

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Expanding on topics brought up in Part 1, water manager Pat Mulroy explores in Institutions and Infrastructure how the policy, governance, and history of the Colorado river region are interacting with the “new normal” water-scarce conditions.

How are ordinary people and decision makers responding to a long drought? How do we pursue consensus over conflict? While institutions can shift, bend, and anticipate, water infrastructure like dams, pipes, and valves are far more fixed and rigid. If they weren’t designed for current (or projected) conditions, then how can people either adjust to inefficiency or modify that infrastructure? Perhaps most importantly, how do we begin to think about sustainability in the context of a shifting climate?

Watch Part 1 of the interview: Connections and Threats, and
Part 3: Consensus and Economics

More info: http://adaptationaction.org/
Produced by: Conservation International
Year: 2011
Language: English

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