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A system dynamics model for supporting decision-makers in irrigation water management

Pluchinotta, I; Pagano, A; Giordano, R; Tsoukias, A; (2018) A system dynamics model for supporting decision-makers in irrigation water management. Journal of Environmental Management , 223 pp. 815-824. 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.083. Green open access

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Abstract

Water management is a controversial environmental policy issue, due to the heterogeneity of interests associated with a shared resource and the increasing level of conflict among water uses and users. Nowadays, there is a cumulative interest in enhancing multi-stakeholder decision-making processes, overtaking binding mercantile business, in water management domain. This requires the development of dynamic decision-aiding tools able to integrate the different problem frames held by the decision makers, to clarify the differences, to support the creation of collaborative decision-making processes and to provide shared platforms of interactions. In literature, these issues are faced by concepts such as Ostrom's action arena and Ostanello-Tsoukiàs’ interaction space (IS). The analysis of the interactions structure and of the different problem framing involved are fundamental premises for a successful debate for the management of a common-pool resource. Specifically, the present paper suggests a dynamic evolution of the IS, highlighting its criticalities. It develops an alternative perspective on the problem, using a System Dynamics Model (SDM), exploring how different actions can influence the decision-making processes of various stakeholders involved in the IS. The SDM has been implemented in a multi-stakeholders decision-making situation in order to support water management and groundwater protection in the agricultural systems in the Capitanata area (Apulia region, Southern Italy).

Type: Article
Title: A system dynamics model for supporting decision-makers in irrigation water management
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.083
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.06.083
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Water management, Participatory modelling, Decision analysis, System dynamics, Interactions space, Sustainability
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10103564
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