CNDS Fellows' article featured in the Editors’ Highlight


Picture showing the benefit of combining different sciences and methods
Science in the path from complexity to integration. Credit: Di Baldassarre et al., 2021, Figure 1.

The article "Integrating multiple research methods to unravel the complexity of human-water systems" was featured in AGU's Editors’ Highlights. This happens to fewer than 2% journal articles. 

CNDS Fellows, Giuliano Di BaldassarreSara LinderssonMaurizio MazzoleniElena MondinoJohanna MårdVincent OdongoElena RaffettiElena RidolfiMaria RuscaElisa SavelliFaranak Tootoonchi (Uppsala University) and Hannah Cloke (University of Reading) are the authors.

Giuliano di Baldassarre, tell us something about your conclusions. 

- Several governments today claim to be following the science in addressing crises caused by the occurrence of extreme events, such as floods and droughts, or the emergence of global threats, such as climate change and COVID-19. In this commentary, we show that there are no universal answers to apparently simple questions such as: Do levees reduce flood risk? Do reservoirs alleviate droughts? We argue that the best science we have consists of a plurality of legitimate interpretations and a range of foresights, which can be enriched by integrating multiple disciplines and research methods.

The paper can be accessed on AGU’s website

För more information contact Giuliano Di Baldassarre

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Last modified: 2022-09-30