Two things that collaboration is NOT

As I listen to people learning to collaborate, some of their difficulties seem to emerge from their ideas about what collaboration is and how and when it is…

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Two things that collaboration is NOT

As I listen to people learning to collaborate, some of their difficulties seem to emerge from their ideas about what…

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What’s So Hard About Water?

The water sector is rich in expertise, yet to successfully tackle the dilemmas we must build our ‘collaborative…

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Where Has All The Certainty Gone?

Every presentation I went to had something to say about change, about stepping “into the grey”, or “risk on……

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Top Tips for Managing Complex Water systems

Managing water is tricky so I thought I’d share three things I’m learning about how to make progress with complex…

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What Can The Fonze Teach Us About Managing Water?

Water experts are under pressure to be just that – experts - and for most of us that means knowing our work.

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When the Problem is the Problem

Imagine if the water planning problem was defined as more of a dilemma: How do we ensure a healthy river supporting a…

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3 Waters and a Question of Trust

A high degree of trust will be necessary to allow a frank and honest discussion on what may be the appropriate…

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A Crazy Question for Water Managers

“I have always said that managing water is about managing people and managing relationships”.

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What IS a collaborative mindset?

I’ve just read a couple of articles posted to LinkedIn today that, in different ways, are practical demonstrations of a…

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Letting go of the need to know: an important water wise principle

Collaborative water planning requires us to not know, because it is only from a position of not knowing can we…

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