What issues are at stake?
How to link analytical and modelling approaches with participants?
of issues are looking at:
demand, patterns management
Perception and handling of risk
Extreme events: (which may be very different from each other)
demands: for example, in Switzerland this is related to climate.
is also very much related to perceptions of risk; for example, in
Holland, a major cultural shift in attitudes has been noted.
on transitions - and on institutional change
- have a set of shared rules governing behaviour and communication
of good practice
are very fragmented in water. The different groups need to be brought
together. These are different social groups, with different time
and spatial scales.
Technical market, social perceptions - perceive value of water,
When describing regions, need to map out these different interaction
How to represent the environment? - the whole ecosystem
Spatial resolution - against representation on a very small scale
- or boxes / exchanging
time scales are we looking at?
eg effect of regulation may be very much delayed
eg processes are different in different regions
Focus on the representations of agents - may be different in different
How do we agree on selection of issues?
important to cover all the issues.
each region has different issues. For example, in Oxford,
demand may be reduced through management, so although extreme
events are relevant, they may not be important.
Some issues are important in other areas, for example, in
the Dutch case study, the development of nature is important.
Also, water quality is an important issue for Barcelona, and
supply is more important.
Is the focus on institutional change appropriate?
for the French case, it may possibly not be institutional
it is important to grasp how institutions interact with each
other, and with individuals. Of course they may evolve, but
not necessarily change.
The focus should be more orientated towards negotiation, which
may or may not be about change