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dc.contributor.authorBosch, Darrell
dc.contributor.authorClark, Susan
dc.contributor.authorCobourn, Kelly M.
dc.contributor.authorEaston, Zach
dc.contributor.authorGodrej, Adil
dc.contributor.authorHession, W. Cully
dc.contributor.authorHester, Erich T.
dc.contributor.authorHull, Bruce
dc.contributor.authorLittle, John C.
dc.contributor.authorMarche, Achla
dc.contributor.authorMcGinnis, Sean
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Megan
dc.contributor.authorSchmale, David G. III
dc.contributor.authorSchoenholtz, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorShortridge, Julie
dc.contributor.authorSwecker, Terry
dc.contributor.authorThomason, Wade
dc.contributor.authorVullikanti, Anil
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Robin
dc.description.abstractAlthough sustainability is an essential concept to ensuring the future of humanity and integrity of the resources and ecosystems on which we depend, identification of a comprehensive approach to assess and enhance sustainability is another grand challenge. Fortuitously, in a groundbreaking re-conceptualization of the problem, we identified the collective limitations of the current suite of approaches used to assess sustainability and instead proposed a computational, system-of-systems framework that is causal, modular, tiered, and scalable. Our approach incorporates a comprehensive definition of sustainability as well as new educational structures to systematically and computationally connect across the disciplines. It also aspires to address the political, economic, and decision-making challenges that limit the applicability of science and technical solutions to wicked problems...en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGSS Requests for Concepts;
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.titleSustainable provision of food and water using an interdisciplinary, system-of-systems frameworken_US

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    GSS fosters the transdisciplinary study of the dynamic interplay between natural and social systems, finding creative solutions to critical social problems emergent from human activity and environmental change.

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