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Environmental decision support systems (EDSS) development - Challenges and best practices

McIntosh, B.S.; Ascough II, J.C.; Twery, Mark; Chew, J.; ElMahdi, Amgad; Haase, D; Harou, J.J.; Hepting, D.; Cuddy, Susan; Jakeman, Anthony; Hamilton (Chen), Serena; Kassahun, A.; Lautenbach, Sven; Matthews, K.; Merritt, Wendy; Quinn, N.W.T.; Rodriguez-Roda, I.; Sieber, S.; Stavenga, M.; Sulis, A.; Ticehurst, Jenifer Lyn; Volk, Martin; Wrobel, M.; van Delden, Hedwig; El Sawah, Sondoss; Rizzoli, Andrea E.; Voinov, A.


Despite the perceived value of DSS in informing environmental and natural resource management, DSS tools often fail to be adopted by intended end users. By drawing together the experience of a global group of EDSS developers, we have identified and assessed key challenges in EDSS development and offer recommendations to resolve them. Challenges related to engaging end users in EDSS development emphasise the need for a participatory process that embraces end users and stakeholders throughout the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Environmental Modelling and Software
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2011.09.009


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