Dan's questions

From Santa Fe Institute Events Wiki

1. What topics you have some expertise in and would you be willing to help others learn them? (adaptive) water management, conceptual modelling (for water & climate), adaptation, decision support (modelling), (European research networks & financing)

2. What do you want to learn? Merits of robustness, networks and diversification in adaptive processes (in managed river basins).

3. Do you have any projects that would benefit from interdisciplinary approach? Yes many. We keep trying.

4. Do you have any ideas for what sort of project you would like to attack this summer? One of the questions I would like to explore with the participants of the Santa Fe Summer School is the possibility of a consequential upper limit to diversification and robustness in the light of adaptive processes and external perturbations. Another topic is the prospect of a theory of pattern (or syndromes, adaptive cycles, or ..?) to replace cause and effect thinking, the backbone of many policy support and scenario studies.

5. What's your favorite "big problem"? How do we get new insights? How can information be used to give people a ‘transforming’ experience that helps them look at their life and work from a new perspective? How to embrace uncertainty and complexity as an engine of change and opportunity?

6. If you were given the opportunity to see where we were in one hundred years with respect to progress on one problem/subject, what would it be? Resources management and global cooperation [or 'complex flow adaptation' by that time? Otherwise I may not want to know]