Summer Wave: Reflections: On the Meaning of Water Resilience
July 16, 2021
Summer Wave, vol. 9, no. 4, Water Resources Research Center, Tucson, AZ, July 16, 2021
Resilience seems to have replaced security in discussions of water availability. Because the term was appearing everywhere, I started thinking about the definition of resilience even before we titled the WRRC 2021 Annual Conference “Tribal Water Resilience in a Changing Environment.” A Google search yielded the following definition from Oxford Languages: “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” This definition was not satisfying. It only triggered additional questions: What does it mean to recover and what is the time dimension for quickly?