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Peder Hjorth   Dr.  University Lecturer 
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Peder Hjorth published an article in November 2013.
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Barbara Wohlfarth

95 shared publications

Department of Geological Sciences and Bolin Centre for Climate Research; Stockholm University; Stockholm SE-10691 Sweden

Donald C. Pierson

69 shared publications

New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Water Supply; Kingston New York USA

L. Bengtsson

43 shared publications

Water Resources Engineering; Lund University; Box 118 ,22471 Lund Sweden

Ali Bagheri

33 shared publications

Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Kaveh Madani

3 shared publications

Department of Civil, Environmental and Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida; 4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, FL, 32816

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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 6 Reads 2 Citations Systems Analysis to Promote Frames and Mental Models for Sustainable Water Management Peder Hjorth, Kaveh Madani Published: 01 November 2013
The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-f003
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The water sector has experienced numerous failures in projects aiming at sustainable development and has seen some, but less numerous, examples of successes. However, the most striking observation is the near universal failure to learn from these examples. Somehow, scientists and managers have allowed the indications of new approaches and opportunities go undetected because they did not fit with their mindsets or perceptual apparatus.We discuss some of the mental frames that have hampered the progress towards sustainable development by creating confusion and inconsistency in the interpretation of sustainable development concepts. We analyze where these frames come from, who is promoting or defending them, and what can be done to change these frames in ways that are more in line with the basic tenets of sustainable development. We conclude that most sustainability initiatives have failed because the environment and development were not properly brought together. The “environment” is where we live and “development” is what we all do in attempting to improve our lot within that abode. The two are unseparable (Our Common Future). Thus, there is a need to draw on diverse disciplinary perspectives and to cut across sectoral boundaries to counter the monovalent approaches that have dominated mainstream enquiry and practice. To that end, we discuss how systems analysis can help produce adequate mental models and enabling frameworks for process changes. These frameworks should define general objectives and means of verification of progress without specifying uniform approaches and activities. Systems analysis is also a methodology that can help make sure that problems posed are adequately defined and dismiss biased goal formulations stemming from twisted frames imposed by dominant actors or “solution-oriented approaches.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Large Dams, Statistics and Critical Review Nikolai Filatov, Leonid Rukhovets, Esko Kuusisto, André Robi... Published: 01 January 2012
Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6_28
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations Large Dams and Environment Nikolai Filatov, Leonid Rukhovets, Esko Kuusisto, André Robi... Published: 01 January 2012
Encyclopedia of Scientific Dating Methods, doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-4410-6_29
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Article 0 Reads 42 Citations Planning for sustainable development: a paradigm shift towards a process-based approach Ali Bagheri, Peder Hjorth Published: 01 March 2007
Sustainable Development, doi: 10.1002/sd.310
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REFERENCE-ENTRY 0 Reads 0 Citations River Basin Planning and Coordination Peder Hjorth Published: 15 April 2005
Water Encyclopedia, doi: 10.1002/047147844x.sw806
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Monitoring for sustainable development: a systemic framework Ali Bagheri, Peder Hjorth Published: 01 January 2005
International Journal of Sustainable Development, doi: 10.1504/ijsd.2005.009576
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