A system dynamics approach for integrated natural resources management

Thanh, M. V. (2017) A system dynamics approach for integrated natural resources management. In: Redefining diversity & dynamics of natural resources management in Asia, Volume 2: Upland natural resources and social ecological systems in Northern Vietnam. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 227-244. ISBN 978-0-12-805453-6


Managing natural resources is difficult because of the dynamically complex interactions between socioeconomic and ecological systems. These valuable resources are therefore only effective stewards if these interactions are well understood to avoid policy resistance. Historically, policy development in natural resources management (NRM) has responded to current events or immediate problems, with less concern for how these events of problems transpired and their underlying causes. This chapter discusses the benefits of using a system dynamics approach to develop and assess NRM policy through the lens of a case study in Vietnam. This real-life example highlights the potential for policy resistance and unintended consequences when managing natural resources systems, and therefore highlight the necessity of system dynamics in policy formulation.

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Date Deposited: 02 May 2018 05:26
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2018 03:50
Uncontrolled Keywords: dynamic complexity; feedback loop; causal loop diagram; scenario planning
Fields of Research (2008): 05 Environmental Sciences > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management
Fields of Research (2020): 41 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 4104 Environmental management > 410406 Natural resource management
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805453-6.00014-0
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34010

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