How is the Concept of Flourishing Central in the Move toward Sustainability: A Case Study of the Aeolian Water Crisis


This presentation explores the role of the concept of flourishing as it moves toward sustainability by examining a theoretical case study of Lipari, located in the Aeolian Islands. Challenged by a lack of potable water, Lipari provides a tangible model of the interconnectivity of community agency and sustainable issues. This presentation examines the leading qualities associated with a flourishing society to determine the potential levers that would be most effective in shifting the islands from an unsustainable water system to a sustainably flourishing one. Using the framework of complexity, this presentation integrates a variety of fields such as ecology, economics, public policy, and sociology in developing a more comprehensive definition of the concept of sustainable flourishing.

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Sara Roe Subbiondo, Pajaro Valley Unified School District, United States

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Conference: IICSEEHawaii2019
Stream: Water and Sanitation

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