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Chapter Three Bridging the Gaps Between Design and Use: Developing Tools to Support Environmental Management and Policy

Show simple item record McIntosh B.S. Giupponi C. Voinov A.A. Smith C. Matthews K.B. Monticino M. Kolkman M.J. Crossman N. van Ittersum M. Haase D. Haase A. Mysiak J. Groot J.C.J. Sieber S. Verweij P. Quinn N. Waeger P. Gaber N. Hepting D. Scholten H. Sulis A
dc.contributor.editor Jakeman A.J.Voinov A.A.Rizzoli A.E.Chen S.H. 2008 2017-10-04T11:04:56Z 2017-10-04T11:04:56Z 2008
dc.identifier 10.1016/S1574-101X(08)00603-0
dc.identifier.isbn 9.7800805689e+012
dc.description.abstract Integrated assessment models, decision support systems (DSS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are examples of a growing number of computer-based tools designed to provide decision and information support to people engaged in formulating and implementing environmental policy and management. It is recognised that environmental policy and management users are often not as receptive to using such tools as desired but that little research has been done to uncover and understand the reasons. There is a diverse range of environmental decision and information support tools (DISTs) with uses including organisational and participatory decision support, and scientific research. The different uses and users of DISTs each present particular needs and challenges to the tool developers. The lack of appreciation of the needs of end-users by developers has contributed to the lack of success of many DISTs. Therefore it is important to engage users and other stakeholders in the tool development process to help bridge the gap between design and use. Good practice recommendations for developers to involve users include being clear about the purpose of the tool, working collaboratively with other developers and stakeholders, and building social and scientific credibility. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
dc.format.extent Pages: (33-48)
dc.language English
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment; Publication Year: 2008; Volume: 3; Pages: (33-48);
dc.source Scopus
dc.title Chapter Three Bridging the Gaps Between Design and Use: Developing Tools to Support Environmental Management and Policy
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation McIntosh, B.S., Centre for Water Science, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Giupponi, C., Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche, Center for Environmental Economics and Management, Kabisch, Tatiana Filatova, Thomas Johnson, Tim Peterson and Virginia 30121 Venezia, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation Voinov, A.A., Chesapeake Research Consortium, 645 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Smith, C., Department of Anthropology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Matthews, K.B., Landscape Change Programme, Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen, AB15 8QH, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.affiliation Monticino, M., University of North Texas, Department of Mathematics, PO Box 305118, Denton, TX 76203-5118, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Kolkman, M.J., Faculty of Engineering Technology, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Crossman, N., Policy and Economic Research Unit, CSIRO Land and Water, Private Bag 2, Glen Osmond, SA 5064, Australia
dc.contributor.affiliation van Ittersum, M., Plant Production Systems, Wageningen University, PO Box 430, 6700 AK Wageningen, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Haase, D., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, UFZ, Department of Computational Landscape Ecology, Permoserstr. 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany
dc.contributor.affiliation Haase, A., Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, Permoserstr. 15, D-04318 Leipzig, Germany
dc.contributor.affiliation Mysiak, J., Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei, Palazzo Querini Stampalia, 30122 Venezia, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation Groot, J.C.J., Wageningen University, Biological Farming Systems, Marijkeweg 22, 6709 PG Wageningen, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Sieber, S., Leibniz-Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research, Eberswalder Str. 84, D-15374 Müncheberg, Germany
dc.contributor.affiliation Verweij, P., Alterra, Green World Research PO Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Quinn, N., Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, 1 Cyclotron Road, Bld. 70A-3317H, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Waeger, P., Technology and Society Lab, Empa, Materials Science and Technology, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, CH-9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland
dc.contributor.affiliation Gaber, N., US Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., 8105R, Washington, DC 20460, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Hepting, D., Computer Science Department, University of Regina, Regina, Sask. S4S 0A2, Canada
dc.contributor.affiliation Scholten, H., Wageningen University, Social Sciences, Information Technology Group, Hollandseweg 1, 6706 EW Wageningen, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Sulis, A., Hydraulic Sector, Department of Land Engineering, University of Cagliari, Piazza d'Armi, 09123 Cagliari, CA, Italy
dc.contributor.affiliation van Delden, H., Research Institute for Knowledge Systems (RIKS), PO Box 463, 6200 AL Maastricht, Netherlands
dc.contributor.affiliation Gaddis, E., SWCA Environmental Consultants, 257 East 200 South, Suite 200, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, United States
dc.contributor.affiliation Assaf, H., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, PO Box 11-0236, Riad El Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress McIntosh, B.S.; Centre for Water Science, Cranfield University, College Road, Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0AL, United Kingdom
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Architecture; Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment Civil and Environmental Engineering
dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
dc.description.citedCount 4
dc.format.extentCount 16
dc.identifier.scopusID 51449124123
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Developments in Integrated Environmental Assessment
dc.relation.ispartofPubTitleAbbr Dev. Integr. Environ. Assess.
dc.relation.ispartOfVolume 3
dc.type.publication Journal
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword decision support
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword decision support tools
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword environmental management
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword environmental policy
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword information support

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