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21-23 MARCH 2017

Final OpenNESS Annual Meeting in Smolenice, Slovakia

Limit

(Regulatory) Regulatory limits refer to points in some variable or state which should not be exceeded or underrun (like in regulations of nitrate or pesticides levels in drinking water). While ecological thresholds (see threshold, ecological) are largely descriptive, regulatory limits involve societal choices and negotiation of values and aims. 

Source: 

New, following Johnson (2013)

Comment: 

See also synthesis paper on 'Thresholds, tipping points and limits'

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