By Panel on Adaptive Management for Resource Stewardship, Committee to Assess the U.S. Army Corps of En

ISBN-10: 0309091918

ISBN-13: 9780309091916

ISBN-10: 0309531527

ISBN-13: 9780309531528

This publication studies the Corps of Engineers' reviews up to now with the concept that of 'adaptive administration' and offers recommendation on extra and more beneficial implementation of this making plans process. The adaptive administration idea itself is advanced and evolving, yet should be summarized as 'learning whereas doing'. This e-book experiences literature on adaptive administration and notes variety of adaptive administration practices current themselves for Corps initiatives. it really is famous that there's no 'cookbook' method of adaptive administration, and this ebook encourages the Corps of Engineers to proceed to paintings with and research from its functions of the concept that. To facilitate institutional studying and to make sure that reviews are being hired around the supplier, this ebook recommends Corps heart for Adaptive administration be established.This ebook additionally notes that larger involvement from the management and Congress might be necessary to profitable adaptive administration functions, because the Corps' efforts during this region will reap the benefits of clarified water assets administration ambitions, the authority to regulate adaptively, and from assets invaluable for courses akin to stakeholder collaboration and post-construction reviews.

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The position of Chief in the CERP Management Branch was vacant in 2003 when this study was being conducted. Summary In many ways, adaptive management represents a departure from traditional Corps planning approaches and disciplinary strengths. These strengths have been in the realm of engineering expertise and the construction and operation of civil works projects. The Corps is in the midst of broad shift toward increased emphasis on operating a large, existing infrastructure, which controls a large portion of the nation’s hydrologic systems and distributes significant benefits.

In deciding whether to adopt an adaptive management approach and principles, or whether more “active” or “passive” approaches should be adopted, decision makers should compare the costs and benefits of learning. Decision makers should weigh the likelihood of obtaining useful results from monitoring and the costs of obtaining them. Although adaptive approaches may be complex and may thereby frustrate some participants, many contemporary public policy problems—including many faced by the Corps—may require sophisticated approaches like adaptive Copyright © National Academy of Sciences.

And combines them... to inform activities... Laboratory Expeirmentation Controlled observation to infer cause replicated to assure reliable knowledge enabling prediction, design, control theory (it works, but range of applicability may be narrow) Adaptive Management (quasiexperiments in the field) systematic monitoring to detect surprise integrated assessment to build system knowledge informing modelbuilding to structure debate strong inference (but learning may not produce timely prediction or control) Trial and Error problemoriented observation extended to analogous instances to solve or mitigate particular problems empirical knowledge (it works but may be inconsistent and surprising) Unmonitored Experience casual observation applied anecdotally to identify plausible solutions to intractable problems models of reality (test is political, not practical, feasibility) SOURCE: Modified from Lee (1999).

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