Today's weekly edition of the California Water Plan eNews contained a link to a recent address by Steven Moore, P.E., a member of the California Water Resources Control Board. Moore made the comments to the 26 March 2014 joint meeting of the Tribal Advisory Committee and Public Advisory Committee.
It's only 11 pages, double-spaced, so it won't take long to read. I think you will find it worthwhile. Moore talks a lot about 'integration' and 'connecting', among other characteristics.
"The philosophy of mimicking natural processes precedes the science of understanding them." - Sir Albert Howard, agronomist, 1840 (from Steven Moore's address)