management, model governance and modelling of modelling for water policy and
for water policy and beyond has reached a stage of adoption in which models
frequently have an institutionalized role in policy design, project approvals,
and compliance, amongst other decision-making contexts both directly in
government and in supporting consulting and research. As such, the stakes for
good modelling practice have increased, requiring both formalization of
practices and attention to avoiding lock-in and enabling adoption of modelling
innovations in the longer term.
research includes social science studies of modelling practice and action
research in modelling practice change. Formalisation of model management and
model governance can be seen as a form of modelling of modelling processes,
which in turn raises the need to apply modelling best practice to how we
represent and reason about the complex systems involved in modelling itself.
recognizing that different jurisdictions and contexts will have different needs
and solutions for these problems, the aim of this workshop is to support
coordination of research efforts internationally, including in Europe, USA, and
Australia to 1) anticipate and better understand issues and opportunities
involved in institutionalization and/or government use of modelling, 2) develop
shared methods, tools, and initiatives to support improved model management and
within scope include:
This workshop is organised by the Water Policy Innovation Hub, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.