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Sustainability 2017, 9(11), 2022; doi:10.3390/su9112022

Modelling Interactions between Land Use, Climate, and Hydrology along with Stakeholders’ Negotiation for Water Resources Management

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Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4, Canada
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Alberta Environment and Parks, Calgary, AB T2E 7L7, Canada
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Received: 1 October 2017 / Revised: 30 October 2017 / Accepted: 31 October 2017 / Published: 7 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sustainable River Basin Management)
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This paper describes the main functionalities of an integrated framework to model the interactions between land use, climate, and hydrology along with stakeholders’ negotiation. Its novelty lies in the combination of individual-based and spatially distributed models within the Socio-Hydrology paradigm to capture the complexity and uncertainty inherent to these systems. It encompasses a land-use/land-cover cellular automata model, an agent-based model used for automated stakeholders’ negotiation, and the hydrological MIKE SHE/MIKE 11 model, which are linked and can be accessed through a web-based interface. It enables users to run simulations to explore a wide range of scenarios related to land development and water resource management while considering the reciprocal influence of human and natural systems. This framework was developed with the involvement of key stakeholders from the initial design stage to the final demonstration and validation. View Full-Text
Keywords: river basin management; integrated modelling system; land-use change; climate change; watershed modelling; hydrological modelling; socio-hydrology river basin management; integrated modelling system; land-use change; climate change; watershed modelling; hydrological modelling; socio-hydrology
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Farjad, B.; Pooyandeh, M.; Gupta, A.; Motamedi, M.; Marceau, D. Modelling Interactions between Land Use, Climate, and Hydrology along with Stakeholders’ Negotiation for Water Resources Management. Sustainability 2017, 9, 2022.

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