A methodological framework to support the initiation, design and institutionalization of participatory modeling processes in water resources management

Autor(en): Halbe, Johannes 
Pahl-Wostl, Claudia 
Adamowski, Jan
Stichwörter: COMPLEXITY; DYNAMICS; ECOSYSTEM SERVICES; ENGAGEMENT; Engineering; Engineering, Civil; EXPERIENCES; Geology; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary; GOVERNANCE; PARADIGMS; Participatory modeling; Policy analysis; Process design; SIMULATION; STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT; Stakeholder participation; Systems thinking; TRANSITION; Water management; Water Resources
Erscheinungsdatum: 2018
Herausgeber: ELSEVIER
Volumen: 556
Startseite: 701
Seitenende: 716
Multiple barriers constrain the widespread application of participatory methods in water management, including the more technical focus of most water agencies, additional cost and time requirements for stakeholder involvement, as well as institutional structures that impede collaborative management. This paper presents a stepwise methodological framework that addresses the challenges of context sensitive initiation, design and institutionalization of participatory modeling processes. The methodological framework consists of five successive stages: (1) problem framing and stakeholder analysis, (2) process design, (3) individual modeling, (4) group model building, and (5) institutionalized participatory modeling. The Management and Transition Framework is used for problem diagnosis (Stage One), context-sensitive process design (Stage Two) and analysis of requirements for the institutionalization of participatory water management (Stage Five). Conceptual modeling is used to initiate participatory modeling processes (Stage Three) and ensure a high compatibility with quantitative modeling approaches (Stage Four). This paper describes the proposed participatory model building (PMB) framework and provides a case study of its application in Quebec, Canada. The results of the Quebec study demonstrate the applicability of the PMB framework for initiating and designing participatory model building processes and analyzing barriers towards institutionalization. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 00221694
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2017.09.024

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