Building engineered structures, such as dams and dikes, has been the conventional approach to water management. Some suggest that such “gray” infrastructure make way for “green” ecosystem-based approaches. In this second of three debates, Science invited arguments for how these approaches can address the challenge of building the water security of rapidly growing societies worldwide.
Co-authors including Margaret Palmer, Director of the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC); John Matthews, Principal Investigator of the SESYNC synthesis team "Eco-Engineering Resilience"; and Paolo D'Odorico, SESYNC Sabbatical Fellow write in support of managing water in a green way.
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