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Success and Failure of Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management
in collaboration with UNESCO-ROSTE
and founded by the EC Human Resource Development Programme (Marie Curie Actions)

6-7 October 2005
Palazzo Zorzi
Venice, Italy

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Success and Failure of Decision Support Systems for Integrated Water Resource Management
in collaboration with UNESCO-ROSTE
and founded by the EC Human Resource Development Programme (Marie Curie Actions)

Workshop aims

The workshop aims at exchanging knowledge and experience about factors likely to influence successful development and application of Decision Support Systems (DSS) in water resource management. The participants at the workshop will be experts in DSS field, representatives from the EU R& D projects developing DSS to aid the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and policy makers — water authorities. Expected outcome of the workshop is to establish a set of the “most critical” criteria to assess DSS appropriateness for frequently encountered water resource management problems, depending on the institutional set-up of water resource management and the means available for solving the problem.
The workshop is dedicated to a wide range of issues related to acceptance of the DSS by the policy makers and, more general, to scientific advice to public policy-making. The addressed topics include DSS evaluation, analysis of success and failure factors, show cases describing successful implementation of DSS, interaction between decision analysts or DSS developers and policy makers, or simply experience collected by an application of decision support methods or techniques may be submitted for this session. Reports from different application fields such as natural resource management, transport, biodiversity conservation are very welcomed.

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