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Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems: Science, Technology, and Public Policy
All governments must be willing to try new policy ideas, to assess their outcomes carefully, and to modify those ideas over time.
The recommendations in this chapter should be seen as the beginning of a search for policy innovation. As scientists and citizens learn more about how to put aquatic ecosystems back together—to some extent by trying new approaches—they must simultaneously learn how to make policies and programs to serve such ends.
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