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Agent Based Modelling
Purpose? Read More An agent-based model (ABM) (also sometimes related to the term multi-agent system or multi-agent simulation) is a class of computational models for simulating the actions... Read More General
Bayesian Belief Network
Bayesian Belief Networks (BBN’s) provide a useful integrative tool for linking science knowledge on components of complex land-water-social systems to explore scenarios to optimise benefits... Read More A BBN is a probabilistic graphical model (a type of statistical model) that represents a set of random variables and their conditional dependencies via a... Read More General land, water, social, economic, environmental
Choice Modelling
Cost Benefit Analysis
Cost benefit analysis is a decision making tool that aims to assess the value of a proposal or competing proposals on a consistent basis. Read More Cost-benefit analysis is a method for organising information to aid decisions about the allocation of resources. Its power as an analytical tool rests in two... Read More General
Faecal Source Tracking This framework of tools is used to identify the source of pollutants in a waterway that has become contaminated with faeces. Read More The framework of tools has been developed and used by the Institute of Environmental Science and Research New Zealand (ESR). The framework was developed to... Read More Freshwater Faecal pollution, water quality, source tracking
Impact Assessments Impact assessment, simply defined, is the process of identifying the future consequences of a current or proposed action. Read More Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is the process of analysing and managing intended and unintended consequences of planned developments or other interventions on the environment, including... Read More General
Investment Framework for Environmental Resources
INFFER's purpose is to help people determine whether the environmental/natural resource projects they are investing in will deliver tangible results within budget; whether the tools... Read More The Investment Framework for Environmental Resources (INFFER™) is an approach to developing, assessing and prioritising activities and projects aimed at addressing environmental issues. It is... Read More Ecosystem Services Land
Issues Mapping Mapping concepts and ideas can help in the formulation of research questions. Because it can involve groups it is a useful tool for promoting the... Read More The design and planning of an evaluation methodology can commence with the mapping of key concepts and ideas. Different methods could be used to provide... Read More
Mediated Modelling
Mediated Modeling aims to: increase the level of shared understanding among its participants, build concensus about the structure of a complex topic and its dynamics,... Read More The foundations of mediated modeling (MM) are grounded in group model building. Group model building referring to those interventions in which a client group is... Read More General policy, research, management alternatives
Multicriteria Analysis
Multicriteria analysis or multiobjective decision making is a type of decision analysis tool that is particularly applicable to cases where a single-criterion approach (such as... Read More MCA describes any structured approach used to determine overall preferences among alternative options, where the options accomplish several objectives. In MCA, desirable objectives are specified... Read More General social, environmental, technical, economic, financial
Risk Assessments Risk assessment is a key process in the management of risk. It provides a process for the consistent and considered assessment of both the likelihood... Read More Risk assessment is a step in a risk management procedure. Risk assessment is the determination of quantitative or qualitative value of risk related to a... Read More Natural Hazards General
Scenario Planning Scenario planning, also called scenario thinking or scenario analysis, is a strategic planning tool that organisations can use to assist decision making and in developing... Read More Scenario planning or thinking has an established and successful heritage, with deep roots in the development of decision-making. Carefully managed scenario building process can help... Read More General scenario planning, futures thinking,