Paradoxes in Adapting to Droughts: The Rationality of Locality (Part I)

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Case Study Video selected for presentation at the Ecological Society of America's (ESA) First Emerging Issues on Ecology Conference, "Water Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice"

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Part 1 of a video that focuses on the Bear River Basin of Idaho, Utah, and Wyoming, with special emphasis on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge which is located at the river's delta in the Great Salt Lake.


This case study video was selected for presentation at the Ecological Society of America’s (ESA) First Emerging Issues in Ecology Conference, entitled “Water Ecosystem Services, Drought, and Environmental Justice." The goal of this Conference was to bring together ecological and social scientists and students to explore the development of scientifically and socially sound solutions to water allocation in times of drought. The ultimate objective was to reduce conflicts among water users, enhance environmental justice, and more effectively manage public responses to water scarcity. Invited attendees included 100 scientists and students who participated in this 4-day conference, which was held Nov. 9-12, 2009 at The Georgia Center, Athens, GA. The conference included plenary presentations, 40 poster presentations, breakout groups, field trips and eleven video case studies, which were made available on YouTube. All plenary sessions were made available via live webcast.