Paper/Poster/Presentation Title

CoOPLAage, a unified modelling framework for supporting participatory decision-making in water management

Presenter/Author Information

Geraldine Abrami, Inrae, UMR GEAU

Keywords

participatory modelling, participatory decision-making, water management, integrated

Start Date

17-9-2020 10:20 AM

End Date

17-9-2020 10:40 AM

Abstract

The CoOPLAaGE approach is an integrated set of tools to support the needs of participatory decision-making for natural resource management, particularly water management. These tools cover all stages of a participatory decision-making process, from the preparation of the approach to the implementation of the decision, including monitoring and evaluation. What characterize this approach is that : a. it is centred on the paradigm of Participatory Modelling (PM) as an emancipatory process through its functions of revealing, structuring, sharing and operationalizing stakeholder representations. b. it combines several small PM tools that target different elements : the socio-environmental system (WAG), monitoring and evaluation (ENCORE), action strategies (COOPLAN), distributive justice (JustA-Grid) or the decision-making process itself (PrePAR) c. these tools combine methodological and low tech material elements (everything can be done without a computer) and may be used independently or in an integrated approach d. it is based on a unified modelling framework (meta-model and process). The objective of this communication is to demonstrate how the CoOPLAage approach in general, and its unified modelling framework in particular, may provide answers to some common challenges of PM (and raise other ones!). By providing low tech tools and methodological support (training material and online associated courses), it ambitions to be transposed without additional intervention and with reduced specific skills. The approach and its associated modelling framework are currently under consolidation and computerization. The idea is to going as far as accompanying the steering of the participation by its organizers, and to facilitate the action of the participants. It will value, transfer and “autonomize” as an online service, a large set of (non-digital) know-how, methods, tools, pre-validated through years of intervention-research on participation engineering.

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CoOPLAage, a unified modelling framework for supporting participatory decision-making in water management

The CoOPLAaGE approach is an integrated set of tools to support the needs of participatory decision-making for natural resource management, particularly water management. These tools cover all stages of a participatory decision-making process, from the preparation of the approach to the implementation of the decision, including monitoring and evaluation. What characterize this approach is that : a. it is centred on the paradigm of Participatory Modelling (PM) as an emancipatory process through its functions of revealing, structuring, sharing and operationalizing stakeholder representations. b. it combines several small PM tools that target different elements : the socio-environmental system (WAG), monitoring and evaluation (ENCORE), action strategies (COOPLAN), distributive justice (JustA-Grid) or the decision-making process itself (PrePAR) c. these tools combine methodological and low tech material elements (everything can be done without a computer) and may be used independently or in an integrated approach d. it is based on a unified modelling framework (meta-model and process). The objective of this communication is to demonstrate how the CoOPLAage approach in general, and its unified modelling framework in particular, may provide answers to some common challenges of PM (and raise other ones!). By providing low tech tools and methodological support (training material and online associated courses), it ambitions to be transposed without additional intervention and with reduced specific skills. The approach and its associated modelling framework are currently under consolidation and computerization. The idea is to going as far as accompanying the steering of the participation by its organizers, and to facilitate the action of the participants. It will value, transfer and “autonomize” as an online service, a large set of (non-digital) know-how, methods, tools, pre-validated through years of intervention-research on participation engineering.