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Exploring the use of adaptive management in an environmental protection program to improve mitigation performance during manitoba hydro transmission projects

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dc.contributor.supervisor Baydack,Rick (Environment and Geography) en_US
dc.contributor.author Watts, Kristopher
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-14T15:08:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-14T15:08:10Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32130
dc.description.abstract Adaptive management (AM) is a systematic process that regards management and policy decisions as experiments or treatments. This iterative process is relatively simple and intuitive, leading to widespread uptake and application of these principles. Popularity of AM results in the process being routinely inserted into strategies or plans without full recognition of the commitment and paradigm shift in management that it represents. This case study involved evaluation of Manitoba Hydro’s Environmental Protection Program during construction of the Bipole III transmission line and its use of AM. Researching the program’s functionality spanned three construction seasons using document review, employee interviews and site visits. The program was evaluated according to what current literature identifies as elements of successful AM. Monitoring and Innovative activities provided strong examples of AM principles while other areas such as communication face challenges. The recommendations pursue a more active approach to AM and continual improvement of environmental protection performance. en_US
dc.subject Manitoba Hydro, Transmission, Adaptive management, Implementation, Environmental protection en_US
dc.title Exploring the use of adaptive management in an environmental protection program to improve mitigation performance during manitoba hydro transmission projects en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Diduck, Alan (Natural Resources Institute) Kotak, Brian (Environment & Geography) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en_US
dc.description.note February 2017 en_US


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