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Olivia Green   Mrs.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Olivia Green published an article in June 2015.
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Ahjond Garmestani

104 shared publications

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Office of Research and Development; National Risk Management Research Laboratory; Cincinnati Ohio

William D. Shuster

72 shared publications

Research Hydrologist, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, United States Environmental Protection Agency, 26 West Martin Luther King Dr., Cincinnati, OH 45268 (corresponding author). ORCID:

Barbara Cosens

35 shared publications

College of Law and Waters of the West Program, University of Idaho, United States

Hale W. Thurston

17 shared publications

Office of Research and Development; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Cincinnati Ohio USA

Andrea Keessen

12 shared publications

Faculty of Law, Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law, Economics and Governance, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

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Article 0 Reads 15 Citations Adaptive governance to promote ecosystem services in urban green spaces Olivia Odom Green, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Sandra Albro, Natal... Published: 16 June 2015
Urban Ecosystems, doi: 10.1007/s11252-015-0476-2
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BOOK-CHAPTER 1 Read 0 Citations The Role of Bridging Organizations in Enhancing Ecosystem Services and Facilitating Adaptive Management of Social-Ecolog... Olivia Odom Green, Lisen Schultz, Marmar Nekoro Published: 25 April 2015
Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems, doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-9682-8_7
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Article 0 Reads 5 Citations Modeling the hydrologic and economic efficacy of stormwater utility credit programs for US single family residences Ruben Kertesz, Olivia Odom Green, William D. Shuster Published: 01 December 2014
Water Science and Technology, doi: 10.2166/wst.2014.255
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Article 1 Read 6 Citations A Multi-Scalar Examination of Law for Sustainable Ecosystems Olivia Odom Green, Ahjond S. Garmestani, Matthew E. Hopton, ... Published: 30 May 2014
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su6063534
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The loss of resilience in social-ecological systems has the capacity to decrease essential ecosystem services, posing threats to human survival. To achieve sustainability, we must not only understand the ecological dynamics of a system, such as coral reefs, but must also promulgate regulations that promote beneficial behavior to address ecological stressors throughout the system. Furthermore, laws should reflect that systems operate at multiple spatial and temporal scales, thus requiring management across traditional legal jurisdictions. In this paper, we conducted a multi-scalar examination of law for sustainable ecosystems and how law pertains to coral reef ecosystems in particular. Findings indicate that, in order to achieve sustainability, we must develop new or reform existing legal mechanisms to protect ecosystems.
BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Six. Institutionalized Cooperation and Resilience in Transboundary Freshwater Allocation Olivia Odom Green, Charles Perrings, Ahjond S. Garmestani, C... Published: 31 January 2014
Social-Ecological Resilience and Law, doi: 10.7312/garm16058-008
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Article 5 Reads 6 Citations Resilience in Transboundary Water Governance: the Okavango River Basin Olivia O. Green, Barbara A. Cosens, Ahjond S. Garmestani Published: 01 January 2013
Ecology and Society, doi: 10.5751/es-05453-180223
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 5 Reads 0 Citations Engaging Social Capital for Decentralized Urban Stormwater Management Olivia Green, William Shuster, Ahjond Garmestani, Hale Thurs... Published: 17 October 2012
doi: 10.3390/wsf2-00966
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Decentralized approaches to urban stormwater management, whereby installations of green infrastructure (e.g., rain gardens, bioswales, constructed wetlands) are dispersed throughout a management area, are cost-effective solutions with co-benefits beyond just water abatement. Instead of investing in traditional approaches for managing stormwater, such as deep tunnels and high capacity treatment facilities (i.e., gray infrastructure), municipalities that invest in green approaches (i.e., natural capital) may reap multiple benefits from increased green space, ecosystem services, increased property values, and community engagement. To maximize the provision of these benefits, water managers should account for social and other human capitals in their management plans. In this presentation, we will highlight the role of human, social, and cultural capitals in the USEPA\'s groundbreaking study in the Shepherd Creek watershed (Cincinnati OH USA). The study investigated whether market-based mechanisms can be used to engage citizens to participate in voluntary stormwater management on their private property and would this lead to a sufficient number of green infrastructure installations to reduce storm flow volume. We invested in the human capital of the neighborhood in order to educate the residents on the urban stormwater problem and their potential role as private stormwater managers. Further, we quantified the role of social capital and found that as residents engaged in the program, their neighbors were significantly more likely to engage. This finding highlights the role of social networks in building trust in novel programs, especially those proposed by external agents. When a member of a social network engages in a program and shares his/her positive experience with members of his/her social network in order to get them to enroll, that initial participant appropriates social capital to influence the actions of others. As more residents of a neighborhood engage, perhaps the neighborhood will shift to a culture of private stormwater managers. If so, we expect to see increased green infrastructure on private land over time, and that may spread to other communities. Such a cultural shift would have profound implications on urban stormwater management.