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NAIADE - Novel approach to imprecise assessment and decision environments

This article describes NAIADE, a software for Multi-Criteria Analysis (MCA).

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Adaptation Metrics

Towards a socio-institutional analysis of adaptation competence Objectives Developing actor-process metrics of adaptation focuses on the competence to achieve reductions in current and future...
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Adaptation wheel

Adaptation as a social process: spinning wheels? A conceptual model of the socio-institutional interactions that produce climate adaptation would have numerous linkages connecting actors and...
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XLRM Conceptual Diagram (Lempert et. al., 2003)
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XLRM framework

RAND corporation has been developing a tool to carry out robust decision making as an example of computational multi-scenario simulation.

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Bottom up synthesis approach

To explore decision making options, we have to identify adaptation options. Some options may be gathered from experience such as project reports and conversations with other decision makers, or other...
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Elimination by aspects

While pilot knowledge elicitation tools ( KnETs ) attempt to classify important knowledge attributes of the domain, there may exist several (conscious and unconscious) phases of decision-making...
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Agent-based modelling

An introduction 1. An agent is an autonomous piece of program code representing an actor in a social system [1] , which can be used to model many or multiple types of agency at different levels of...
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Actor-network mapping

Representing vulnerability as the relationships between human, institutional and geophysical actors draws upon Actor Network Theory in political ecology (Callon 1999). The various actors (human,...
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Knowledge mapping exercise

Module on network mapping For this knowledge mapping exercise using the NetMap methodology, workshop participants should be split into groups according to the scale at which they work, the type of...
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Decision uncertainty

Uncertainty is considered here from the point of view of a decision maker, who must make a decision based on the knowledge s/he has about a situation. We can consider three general categories of...
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Water Evaluation and Planning System (WEAP)

Description An example WEAP screenshot WEAP ("Water Evaluation And Planning" system) is a user-friendly software tool that takes an integrated approach to water resources planning. Freshwater...
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The Java Expert System Shell (Jess)

Jess is a rule engine and scripting environment written entirely in Sun's Java language by Ernest Friedman-Hill at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA. Using Jess, you can build Java...
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Tana WEAP-ABM

Micro-finance for landscape protection to manage energy-water systems Objectives To evaluate Green Water Credits (GWC) related to carbon and renewable energy To apply ABM to energy policy in...
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Outcome Mapping

Outcome mapping is an innovative approach to planning, monitoring and evaluating international development work. 

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Normative Agency

Norms, both legal or customary/social norms, work as a coordinating mechanism for society, in that they contain prescriptions for behaviour in view of shared social space. Norms can be thought of as...
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Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya

Workshop Report: Knowledge mapping of climate change adaptation actors in Kenya Nairobi, Kenya - 9-10 February 2009 Executive Summary As part of our project with Google.org, this workshop provided a...
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Introducing Agency into Water Resource Simulation Models

Making WEAP actor-oriented Human-environment interactions and feedback are essential to consider in IWRM research particularly where we are concerned with adaptive water management in the context of...
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Farming the Future

Cover of Farming the Future Maureen Biermann and Chelsea Hanchett, graduate students in Geography at the Pennsylvania State University, created an educational activity book for their final project in...
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Fact Sheet for Kwahu North

Two students, Regina Sagoe and Natsuki Ikeda, created a fact sheet about climate change for people in Ghana in a seminar, Living on the Margins led by two faculty members from The Alliance for Earth...
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Facing Climate Change in Jomoro

Facing Climate Change in Jomoro Arielle Hesse and Siobhan O'Connor, undergraduate students at the Pennsylvania State University, created an activity proposal for their final project in GEOG 497U:...
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Educational tools for adaptation

Below is a table from Kathleen Dietrich of Penn State University summarising some of the various learning materials that have been produced to educate people on climate change. (Please click to...
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Designing Metrics for Adaptation

Metrics to measure progress in achieving targets for adaptation can be designed in different ways. They could be either expressed as financial commitments, linked with development targets and...
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Decision Making Explorer

The Climate Adaptation Options Explorer (ADx) is one of the innovative tools of the weADAPT collaboration to support the screening of potential adaptation options and guide decision makers.

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Decision Analysis (Decision-Screening)

Climate adaptation is about making decisions. It is not our role to tell people what the outcome of climate change will be in 20 years as it is not knowable - there is too much uncertainty . However...
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