AMBIGUITY AND SYSTEM DYNAMICS

This project is an involved approach for understanding the behaviour of decision-actors in collective decision settings in the governance and management of water resources. Using system dynamic modelling we explore the interaction space in which actors navigate when making decisions, focusing on the dynamics and structural complexity emerging from the workings of diverse ways of knowing and doing that exist among different people.

 

Collaboration with: Raffaele Giordano, IRSA, Irene Pluchinotta, UCL and Marcela Brugnach, BC3

UNCERTAINTY DIALOGUES 

This project is designed to understand the role and function of uncertainty in collective decision making processes from the point of view of those that are affected by it. The dialogues consist in holding close conversations with decision-makers (following a pre-established protocol), with the goal of identifying what is regarded as relevant uncertainties, including ambiguities, and how these uncertainties are addressed. 

Collaboration with: Noelia Zafra Calvo, BC3, Maria José Sanz, BC3, Raquel Morena-Peñaranda, University of Tokyo, Marcela Brugnach, BC3

WATER GOVERNANCE, EQUITY AND PEACE

 

Seeking Peace In Governing Common Waters: Approaching Uncertainty From A Social Relational Perspective

In this project we address issues of uncertainty and collaboration in the context of water governance, seeking to identify governance arrangements that are socially just and inclusive. We do so in Palestine and Oman. We have chosen Palestine and Oman, as two water-scarce regions with very unique and distinctive forms of governance. 

Collaboration with: Gül Özerol, UT, Thomas Anderssson, Water for Humanity Network and Marcela Brugnach, BC3
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