In his book The Art of Learning, Josh Waitzkin explains that young chess players are normally taught in one of two ways. Complex opening repertoires vs internalising the principles by learning the end game.
It strikes me that our journey to a water sensitive future is like a chess game. It will progress through different phases. We should definitely develop skills in the current phase (or paradigm), but not at the expense of understanding the principles that will ultimately underpin a water sensitive future.
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