Acid sulfate soil adaptive management framework

This TQM diagram sample was redesigned from the illustration of "Inland acid sulfate soil and water quality fact sheet" from website of the Department of the Environment of the Australian Government. [environment.gov.au/resource/inland-acid-sulfate-soil-and-water-quality-fact-sheet] "Adaptive management (AM), also known as adaptive resource management (ARM), is a structured, iterative process of robust decision making in the face of uncertainty, with an aim to reducing uncertainty over time via system monitoring. In this way, decision making simultaneously meets one or more resource management objectives and, either passively or actively, accrues information needed to improve future management. Adaptive management is a tool which should be used not only to change a system, but also to learn about the system (Holling 1978). Because adaptive management is based on a learning process, it improves long-run management outcomes. The challenge in using the adaptive management approach lies in finding the correct balance between gaining knowledge to improve management in the future and achieving the best short-term outcome based on current knowledge (Allan & Stankey 2009)." [Adaptive management. Wikipedia] The TQM flowchart example "Acid sulfate soil adaptive management framework" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Total Quality Management (TQM) Diagrams solution from the Quality area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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