The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Invitation to submit an abstract on "Practical Challenges in the Application of DMDU Methodologies to Climate Risk Assessment and Management"

Organizers have put out a call for abstracts for the session Practical Challenges in the Application of DMDU Methodologies to Climate Risk Assessment and Management at the upcoming Decision Making under Deep Uncertainty workshop from November 5-7. The session is convened by Casey Brown (University of Massachusetts - Amherst), Patrick Ray (University of Cincinnati), Umit Taner (University of Massachusetts - Amherst), and Ad Jeuken (Deltares). This session aims to bring in the expertise from both the research and practitioners community to discuss these practical challenges of adoption of DMDU methods, such as (but not exclusively) the World Bank Decision Tree Framework, Climate Risk Informed Decision Analysis (CRIDA), adaptation pathways, and RDM.

Some examples of topics to be covered include:
  • How do we communicate the benefit of using DMDU approaches for climate adaptation and other applications?
  • How should prediction information, including climate projections, augmented observational series, be incorporated into the DMDU framework? Is there a role for probabilistic frameworks within DMDU?
  • What are suitable approaches for rapid scoping of climate and non-climate sensitivities for the practitioners under time/budget constraints?
  • What are suitable ways to incorporate expert-based information to DMDU analyses?
  • What are the biggest challenges for adoption by the broader planning community?
  • What are the opportunities for expanding the application of DMDU approaches?
Participants are invited to present their own cases, examples, and methodologies. The discussion will focus on context-specific recommendations for further operationalization of DMDU tools in a wider practitioner community.

For abstract submission: http://www.deepuncertainty.org/annual-meetings/2019-annual-meeting/.

The full abstracts can be found here (see #14 for details on this session): http://www.deepuncertainty.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/DMDU2019Meeting-Session-Topics_05.09.09.11.pdf
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