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Volume 379
Proc. IAHS, 379, 83-87, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-83-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Proc. IAHS, 379, 83-87, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-379-83-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Pre-conference publication 05 Jun 2018

Pre-conference publication | 05 Jun 2018

Methodology to explore emergent behaviours of the interactions between water resources and ecosystem under a pluralistic approach

Glenda García-Santos1, Mariana Madruga de Brito2, Britta Höllermann2, Linda Taft2, Adrian Almoradie2, and Mariele Evers2 Glenda García-Santos et al.
  • 1Department of Geography and Regional Studies, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, 9020, Austria
  • 2Department of Geography, University of Bonn, Bonn, 53115, Germany

Abstract. Understanding the interactions between water resources and its social dimensions is crucial for an effective and sustainable water management. The identification of sensitive control variables and feedback loops of a specific human-hydro-scape can enhance the knowledge about the potential factors and/or agents leading to the current water resources and ecosystems situation, which in turn supports the decision-making process of desirable futures. Our study presents the utility of a system dynamics modeling approach for water management and decision-making for the case of a forest ecosystem under risk of wildfires. We use the pluralistic water research concept to explore different scenarios and simulate the emergent behaviour of water interception and net precipitation after a wildfire in a forest ecosystem. Through a case study, we illustrate the applicability of this new methodology.

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Our study presents the utility of a system dynamics modelling approach for water management and decision-making for the case of a forest ecosystem under risk of wildfires. We use the pluralistic water research concept to explore different scenarios and simulate the emergent behaviour of water interception and net precipitation after a wildfire in a forest ecosystem. Through a case study, we illustrate the applicability of this new methodology.
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