Importance of innovation and complexity in sharing and managing transboundary water Annette Huber-Lee, Jonathan Woolley an...
Outline <ul><li>Overview of CPWF objective </li></ul><ul><li>Framework to examine complexity and benefit sharing </li></ul...
CPWF Objective: To increase the productivity of water for food and livelihoods via increased social and ecological  resili...
Addressing complexity Far from Source: Patton, 2007 Certainty Agreement Close to Far from Close to Simple Plan, control Zo...
<ul><li>A complex system is one where ‘things’ are connected by non-linear forces with ‘feedbacks’ </li></ul><ul><li>Exper...
Conceptualizing Complexity Swallow, Johnson, Meinzen-Dick and Knox, 2006
Action arenas <ul><li>Socially defined space with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livelihood asse...
Hypothesis <ul><li>Increasing the social and human capacity (livelihood assets) of rural poor and associated institutions ...
Research Highlights <ul><ul><li>Sustaining Inclusive Collective Action that Links across Economic and Ecological Scales Pr...
Andes Watersheds <ul><li>Dominated by agriculture and livestock </li></ul><ul><li>High poverty rates </li></ul><ul><li>Con...
Multi-stakeholder platform <ul><li>Legal mechanism –  conversatorios  – in Colombia to increase engagement of civil societ...
Conversatorio  – collective action <ul><li>Focus on building human and social capital, including trainings on: </li></ul><...
Fuquene conversatorio Fuquene farmers ask their questions Staff record agreements for immediate signature In Fuquene, 26 a...
Results <ul><li>75 specific commitments totaling over $10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental games resulted in increas...
Research Highlights Companion Modeling and Water Dynamics Project
Companion Modeling for resilient water management (Trebuil, 2008) Stakeholders’ perceptions of  water dynamics and collect...
Companion modeling in action
Preliminary Results <ul><li>Individual and collective learning based on a common framework </li></ul><ul><li>Role playing ...
Summary Lessons
Lessons <ul><li>Complexity need not be an obstacle – people can reach a common understanding & develop solutions </li></ul...
Diversity of people increases innovation
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The Challenge Program on Water and Food's Science Leader, Dr Annette Huber-Lee, demonstrates how increasing the social and human capacity (livelihood assets) of rural poor and associated institutions increases the resilience of coupled human- and natural-systems.

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  • CGIAR= Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research; 15 centres, 58 donor members, 4 challenge programs Mobilise broad scientific input on most challenging issues for agricultural research Time bound (CPWF: 3 phases proposed – presently in pilot phase 2003-2008) Help change the way the CGIAR does business, including use of competitive processes and expanding range of partnerships
  • Potential to expand in Andes and Africa
  • Innovation In Transboundary Water Management SWWW09 Huber-Lee Et Al

    1. 1. Importance of innovation and complexity in sharing and managing transboundary water Annette Huber-Lee, Jonathan Woolley and Alain Vidal
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Overview of CPWF objective </li></ul><ul><li>Framework to examine complexity and benefit sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Insights from research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collective action at multiple scales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companion modeling for conflict resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
    3. 3. CPWF Objective: To increase the productivity of water for food and livelihoods via increased social and ecological resilience , and alleviate poverty for disadvantaged groups.
    4. 4. Addressing complexity Far from Source: Patton, 2007 Certainty Agreement Close to Far from Close to Simple Plan, control Zone of Complexity Technically Complicated Experiment, coordinate expertise Socially Complicated Build relationships, create common ground
    5. 5. <ul><li>A complex system is one where ‘things’ are connected by non-linear forces with ‘feedbacks’ </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise can help but is not sufficient; relationships are key </li></ul><ul><li>Uncertainty of outcome remains </li></ul><ul><li>Need for continual innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Without diversity there is no evolution and creativity </li></ul>Complex systems
    6. 6. Conceptualizing Complexity Swallow, Johnson, Meinzen-Dick and Knox, 2006
    7. 7. Action arenas <ul><li>Socially defined space with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Actors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Livelihood assets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules (informal and formal institutions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The same decision can be reached in different action arenas, where actors may have different levels of resources </li></ul>
    8. 8. Hypothesis <ul><li>Increasing the social and human capacity (livelihood assets) of rural poor and associated institutions increases the resilience of coupled human and natural systems </li></ul>
    9. 9. Research Highlights <ul><ul><li>Sustaining Inclusive Collective Action that Links across Economic and Ecological Scales Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(SCALES) </li></ul></ul>
    10. 10. Andes Watersheds <ul><li>Dominated by agriculture and livestock </li></ul><ul><li>High poverty rates </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict around environment and eco-services </li></ul>
    11. 11. Multi-stakeholder platform <ul><li>Legal mechanism – conversatorios – in Colombia to increase engagement of civil society in watershed decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Three phases: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Negotiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow-up </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Limited applications </li></ul>
    12. 12. Conversatorio – collective action <ul><li>Focus on building human and social capital, including trainings on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to analyze environmental issues such as water quality, erosion, loss of biodiversity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identifying solutions and analyzing problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Debating and speaking in public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic games </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Fuquene conversatorio Fuquene farmers ask their questions Staff record agreements for immediate signature In Fuquene, 26 agreements were signed on February 28, 2007
    14. 14. Results <ul><li>75 specific commitments totaling over $10 million </li></ul><ul><li>Experimental games resulted in increased trust </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring communities to participate in conversatorios – a forum where policy makers have to respond to community issues – proved highly effective </li></ul><ul><li>Showed scientifically informed dialogue with awareness of power structures can lead to better overall outcomes </li></ul>
    15. 15. Research Highlights Companion Modeling and Water Dynamics Project
    16. 16. Companion Modeling for resilient water management (Trebuil, 2008) Stakeholders’ perceptions of water dynamics and collective learning at catchment scale How to model & integrate different stakeholders’ perceptions for collective action?
    17. 17. Companion modeling in action
    18. 18. Preliminary Results <ul><li>Individual and collective learning based on a common framework </li></ul><ul><li>Role playing games established lines of communication addressing asymmetries </li></ul><ul><li>Exploration of new water management rules via scenarios in adaptive management approach </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced conflicts via creative negotiation and institutional innovations </li></ul>
    19. 19. Summary Lessons
    20. 20. Lessons <ul><li>Complexity need not be an obstacle – people can reach a common understanding & develop solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness depends on local institutional context and ability to introduce new and innovative forms of dialogue across multiple levels of organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Laws need to recognize asymmetries of power and find ways to level the playing field </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing social and human capacity can increase resilience of people and ecosystems </li></ul>
    21. 21. Diversity of people increases innovation

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