The Future Directions of Cumulative Effects: Making It Happen (Part 2)
Moderator: Doug Marteinson, Joseph Wells, Miles Scott-Brown
This theme forum Workshop will be characterized by high participation, collaborative dialogue and strategic networking. It aims to maximize conference integration and synthesis and will be of particular interest to CEAM practitioners who want to discuss innovative but practical ways forward. The Workshop will utilize Open Space Technology, a format that draws on the wisdom in the room and gives all participants the opportunity to put their most burning issue respecting cumulative effects on the table. Participation will be limited to 40 people (see sign-up sheet posted on the message board).
This Workshop will focus on such questions as:
- How can we best apply our EIA and SEA tools to cumulative effects management?
- What changes are needed to make the current regulatory approach to cumulative effects management more effective?
- How will we bring all parties to the table and develop collaborative approaches to the management of cumulative effects?
- What specific tools, management frameworks, or thresholds for growth make sense for cumulative effects management?
- How can we effectively communicate these issues to stakeholders and the public at large?
- What challenges must we overcome now and in the future?
Through discussion and peer dialogue, participants may uncover breakthroughs on cumulative effects topics. The format enables integration and learning across science, institutions, operational practice, sectors and systems. Informal communities of practice may develop and expanded opportunities for continued online dialogue may emerge.
While the forum begins and ends with this large group, it will break into numerous concurrent discussion groups through the day. Key points from each discussion group will be captured, entered into computers and made available to all Workshop participants on the morning of the conference on Day 4.