Journal article

Informing Environmental Water Management Decisions: Using Conditional Probability Networks to Address the Information Needs of Planning and Implementation Cycles

Avril C Horne, Joanna M Szemis, J Angus Webb, Simranjit Kaur, Michael J Stewardson, Nick Bond, Rory Nathan

ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | SPRINGER | Published : 2018

Abstract

One important aspect of adaptive management is the clear and transparent documentation of hypotheses, together with the use of predictive models (complete with any assumptions) to test those hypotheses. Documentation of such models can improve the ability to learn from management decisions and supports dialog between stakeholders. A key challenge is how best to represent the existing scientific knowledge to support decision-making. Such challenges are currently emerging in the field of environmental water management in Australia, where managers are required to prioritize the delivery of environmental water on an annual basis, using a transparent and evidence-based decision framework. We argu..

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