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Use of participatory scenario modelling as platforms in stakeholder dialogues
Swedish Meteorological Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Thematic Studies, Department of Water and Environmental Studies.
Swedish Meteorological Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden.
Centre for Sustainability Studies, Lund University, Sweden.
2010 (English)In: Hydrocomplexity: New Tools for Solving Wicked Water Problems / [ed] Shahbaz Khan, Hubert Savenije, Siegfried Demuth and Pierre Hubert, 2010, 187-192 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 Water-related problems are characterized by complexities, uncertainties and conflicting interests, and there is no single “optimal” way to approach these “wicked” problems. Model-assisted participatory processes have been suggested as one way to meet these challenges. However, the use of models as scenario tools for local planning of mitigation and adaptation strategies addressing environmental challenges is more often an exception than common practice. In order to assess future possibilities for successful use of participatory scenario modelling, experiences from two model-facilitated projects are presented and discussed. The participatory scenario modelling described in this paper implies modelling with people, as opposed to agent-based modelling which is based on modelling people’s behaviour and its consequences. In the first project, a participatory model-assisted process was conducted to formulate a locally proposed remedy plan to reduce nitrogen and phosphorus loads in local lakes and the coastal zone. In the second project, a similar process was used to formulate local adaptation strategies to climate change impacts on water allocation, farming and the environment. Based on the experiences of these projects; recommendations are made as to how model-assisted participatory processes can best be organised and conducted. A key message is that modellers need to rethink their role as “solution providers” to become “process facilitators”.

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2010. 187-192 p.
, IAHS Publications, 338
Keyword [en]
participatory water management; participatory modelling; stakeholder involvement; catchment modelling;
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-64060ISBN: 978-1-907161-11-7OAI: diva2:385632
Xth Kovacs Colloquium held in Paris, 2-3 July 2010
Available from: 2011-01-11 Created: 2011-01-11 Last updated: 2016-06-15

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