Groundwater management faces a growing number of complexities and uncertainties including: the impacts of climate change, increasing demand, and socio-economic and ecological outcomes of management policies. To help deal with these issues, social learning is an interactive process which brings together scientists, policy makers, and stakeholder groups in order to share their views and develop a common framework for managing the system. This project aims to use a participatory modelling approach to support social learning about the future of groundwater management in South Australia. This paper reports on the data collection and analysis methods used in the scoping phase of the study. The central focus is on the process undertaken rather than the content of the results.
|Title of host publication||MODSIM 2011|
|Subtitle of host publication||Sustaining our future: Understanding and living with uncertainty|
|Editors||D Marinova F Chan, R S Anderssen R S S Anderssen|
|Place of Publication||Australia|
|Publisher||Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand|
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
|Event||International Congress on Modelling and Simulation - Perth, Australia|
Duration: 12 Dec 2011 → 16 Dec 2011
|Conference||International Congress on Modelling and Simulation|
|Period||12/12/11 → 16/12/11|
El Sawah, S., Guillaume, H. A., & Mitchell, M. (2011). Using participatory rapid appraisal and DPSIR approaches for participatory modelling: A case study for groundwater management in South Australia. In D. M. F. Chan, & R. S. A. R. S. S Anderssen (Eds.), MODSIM 2011: Sustaining our future: Understanding and living with uncertainty (pp. 2873-2879). Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand.