Presenter/Author Information

L. S. Vamvakeridou-Lyroudia
Dragan Savic

Keywords

system dynamic modelling, water systems, simulation, participatory process, decision-making

Start Date

1-7-2008 12:00 AM

Description

System Dynamics Modelling (SDM) is a methodology for studying and managing complex feedback systems, typically used when formal analytical models do not exist, but system simulation can be developed by linking a number of feedback mechanisms. Forrester (1961) introduced system thinking and SDM in the early 60’s as a modelling and simulation methodology for long-term decision-making in dynamic industrial management problems. Since then, SDM has been applied to various business policy and strategy problems (Barlas 2002). Consequently it has proven to be very useful for the simulation and study of complex environmental (Ford 1999, Mulligan and Wainwright 2004) and water systems (Simonovic 2003) in an integrated way.

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System Dynamics Modelling: A Tool for Participatory Simulation of Complex Water Systems within AquaStress

System Dynamics Modelling (SDM) is a methodology for studying and managing complex feedback systems, typically used when formal analytical models do not exist, but system simulation can be developed by linking a number of feedback mechanisms. Forrester (1961) introduced system thinking and SDM in the early 60’s as a modelling and simulation methodology for long-term decision-making in dynamic industrial management problems. Since then, SDM has been applied to various business policy and strategy problems (Barlas 2002). Consequently it has proven to be very useful for the simulation and study of complex environmental (Ford 1999, Mulligan and Wainwright 2004) and water systems (Simonovic 2003) in an integrated way.