New concepts for development of integrated multi-scale scenarios within the SCENES project

M. van Vliet, K. Kok

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Abstract

Within large integrative, multi-scale scenario studies two kinds of problems are often encountered. It is problematic to fully link qualitative storylines and quantitative models, and cross-scale interactions could be improved. This study aims at testing and applying new concepts for scenario development that can help to bridge those gaps in the current methodologies. An updated scenario development framework consisting of qualitative and semi-quantitative methods has been developed. Among those are conceptual modelling techniques that are new to the scenario development field. These conceptual modelling techniques form an integrated part of the whole scenario development framework. The framework is highly participatory, and is executed in a series of workshops. The use of semi-quantitative and conceptual methods helps to structure the workshops outputs, which facilitates an easier link between scales and between qualitative storylines and quantitative models. The study is carried out within the framework of a larger EC-funded project, SCENES (water scenarios for Europe and neighbouring states). Within SCENES a group of ten so-called Pilot Areas will use the developed framework. The first round of workshops has been successfully executed. By and large, the proposed methodology yielded good results, while local partners as well as stakeholders were generally very positive about the methodology. The preliminary conclusion is that the entire methodology will be carried out as planned in the majority of the Pilot Areas. The paper will further elaborate on the results of the first workshops
Original languageEnglish
Pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventSpace for the river, space for people? Nijmegen, The Netherlands -
Duration: 22 Oct 200824 Oct 2008

Conference

ConferenceSpace for the river, space for people? Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Period22/10/0824/10/08

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