Interpreting Results and Developing Policy Alternatives

A primary goal of a participatory modeling exercise is to resolve the difference between perceived and actual sources of an ecological problem. Whereas stakeholders may have proposed scenarios based on their perception of the problem or system, they may be particularly well adept at proposing new policy alternatives following initial model results from a scenario modeling exercise. The participatory modeling process can further facilitate development of new policies through development of a collaborative network between stakeholders and their respective agencies or constituents throughout the research process. Stakeholders are important communication agents to deliver the findings and the decision alternatives to the decision makers in federal, state, or local governments. They are also more likely to be listened to than the scientists who may be perceived as foreign to the problem or the locality. The governments certainly have better ear for the electorate.

Was this article helpful?

0 0
Worm Farming

Worm Farming

Do You Want To Learn More About Green Living That Can Save You Money? Discover How To Create A Worm Farm From Scratch! Recycling has caught on with a more people as the years go by. Well, now theres another way to recycle that may seem unconventional at first, but it can save you money down the road.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment