Discussion of “Perceptual models of uncertainty for socio-hydrological systems: a flood risk change example” *

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Abstract

Dealing with uncertainty is key in socio-hydrological analysis. As such, thinking through what uncertainties mean for whom and when is key. This discussion contribution introduces three issues related to defining uncertainties. The first issue deals with the problem of defining uncertainty as a given external reality. The second issue deals with who decides about relevant uncertainties. The third issue deals with the issue whether coupled human-hydrological systems can be seen as existing on their own. Finally, the text provides two examples of hydrological research that try to be explicit about our dealing with multiple (interpretations of) realities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
JournalHydrological Sciences Journal
Volume63
Issue number13-14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • hydrological models
  • socio-hydrology
  • uncertainty

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