What is Policy Analytics? An Exploration of 5 Years of Environmental Management Applications

Meinard, Y., Barreteau, O., Boschet, C. et al.  DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-020-01408-z Abstract: Our digital age is characterized by both a generalized access to data and an increased call for participation of the public and other stakeholders and communities in policy design and decision-making. This context raises new challenges for political decision-makers and…

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Participation in multi-level policy implementation: exploring the influence of governance culture

Gollata J.A.M., Kochskämper E., Jager N.W., Newig J. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09640568.2021.1876002 Abstract: In environmental governance, participatory modes of political decision-making and planning are becoming more prevalent. A rationalist model of governance would assume that instrumental rationales prevail in choosing participatory process designs. Some argue, however, that public policy-makers also follow administrative…

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Co-creating local socioeconomic pathways for achieving the sustainable development goals

Szetey, K., Moallemi, E.A., Ashton, E. et al. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-021-00921-2 Abstract: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognise the importance of action across all scales to achieve a sustainable future. To contribute to overall national- and global-scale SDG achievement, local communities need to focus on a locally-relevant subset of goals and understand…

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Coordination and control – limits in standard representations of multi-reservoir operations in hydrological modeling

Rougé, C., Reed, P. M., Grogan, D. S., Zuidema, S., Prusevich, A., Glidden, S., Lamontagne, J. R., and Lammers, R. B. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-25-1365-2021 Abstract: Major multi-reservoir cascades represent a primary mechanism for dealing with hydrologic variability and extremes within institutionally complex river basins worldwide. These coordinated management processes fundamentally reshape water…

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The flexibility gamble: challenges for mainstreaming flexible approaches to climate change adaptation (2021)

The flexibility gamble: challenges for mainstreaming flexible approaches to climate change adaptation Jonathan Metzger,Annika Carlsson Kanyama,Per Wikman-Svahn,Karin Mossberg Sonnek,Christoffer Carstens,Misse Wester &Christoffer Wedebrand https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1523908X.2021.1893160?src= ABSTRACT Adaptive and flexible approaches based on implementing different measures as new information emerges have been proposed as a way of enabling robustness towards uncertain future climate…

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Shaping future perspectives in policy advice under deep, long-term uncertainty. The case of the Dutch Delta Committee (2021)

van ‘t Klooster, S.A. & Veenman, S.A. (2021). Shaping future perspectives in policy advice under deep, long-term uncertainty. The case of the Dutch Delta Committee. Futures, vol. 127. https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1cWGW3jdJdMQU Since society is facing some major transformations, it is essential to understand how long-term perspectives in an uncertain context are shaped…

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Evaluating the economic impact of water scarcity in a changing world

Flannery Dolan, Jonathan Lamontagne, Robert Link, Mohamad Hejazi, Patrick Reed & Jae Edmonds DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-22194-0 Abstract: Water scarcity is dynamic and complex, emerging from the combined influences of climate change, basin-level water resources, and managed systems’ adaptive capacities. Beyond geophysical stressors and responses, it is critical to also consider how multi-sector,…

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Exploratory modeling for analyzing coupled human-natural systems under uncertainty (2020)

CITATION: Moallemi, E. A., Kwakkel, J., de Haan, F. & Bryan, B. A. Exploratory modeling for analyzing coupled human-natural systems under uncertainty. Global Environ. Change 102186, 102186, doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102186 (2020). ABSTRACT: Modeling is a crucial approach for understanding the past and exploring the future of coupled human-natural systems. However, uncertainty in…

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The Resilience of Inter-basin Transfers to Severe Droughts With Changing Spatial Characteristics (2020)

Murgatroyd, A., & Hall, J. W. (2020). The resilience of inter-basin transfers to severe droughts with changing spatial characteristics. Frontiers in Environmental Science, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fenvs.2020.571647 Abstract:Faced with the prospect of climate change and growing demands for water, water resources managers are increasingly examining the potential for inter-basin water transfers to alleviate…

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Neglecting uncertainties biases house-elevation decisions to manage riverine flood risks (2020)

Zarekarizi, M., Srikrishnan, V. & Keller, K. Neglecting uncertainties biases house-elevation decisions to manage riverine flood risks. Nat Commun 11, 5361 (2020). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-19188-9 AbstractHomeowners around the world elevate houses to manage flood risks. Deciding how high to elevate a house poses a nontrivial decision problem. The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)…

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