Modelling is undertaken for a variety of reasons. The pre-sent short discussion focuses on everyday model usage as undertaken by government and consulting companies to assist in environmental management. In this context, a model’s purpose is to predict the behaviour of a system under a management regime which is not yet in place or has just started. The term management regime may refer to excavation of a mine, extraction of water, contaminant remediation, allocation of water for irrigation, etc. A common aspect of all these prac-tices is evaluation of the risk of bad things happening. The decision-making process should include exploration of the costs and benefits associated with alternative management practices, and quantification of risks accompanying different management decisions...
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Acque Sotterranee - Italian Journal of Groundwater|
|Publication status||Published - 10 Mar 2016|
|Event||42nd IAH Congress - Hydrogeology: Back to the Future, AQUA 2015 Part 3 - Rome, Italy|
Duration: 13 Sep 2015 → 18 Sep 2015
- Environmental modelling
- Uncertainty analysis