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A watershed moment for healthy watersheds

Derek Vollmer, Robin Abell, Maira Bezerra, Ian Harrison, Sarah Hauck, Kashif Shaad, Nicholas Souter

Nature Sustainability

January 02, 2023

The healthy watersheds concept links ecosystem condition with human benefits and helps decision-makers evaluate trade-offs. Implementation requires letting go of technocratic approaches, accounting for ecosystem services, embracing watersheds’ complexity and supporting participatory processes and subsidiarity.

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Vollmer, D., Abell, R., Bezerra, M., Harrison, I., Hauck, S., Shaad, K., & Souter, N. (2023). A watershed moment for healthy watersheds. Nature Sustainability.