Darcy Lecture 2016 by Prof. Dr. Ty Ferré

“Seeing Things Differently: Rethinking the Relationship Between Data, Models, and Decision-Making”

Wageningen University, May 24 10:00 in Orion building, Room C3033, Adress Bronland 1, 6708 WH, Wageningen

Practicing hydrogeologists construct detailed numerical models to predict the responses of hydrologic systems to natural and applied stresses. These predictions form the basis for decisions that must balance optimal use of resources and ecosystem support. These decisions typically involve multiple interested parties with strongly differing priorities for water allocation. Despite the importance that stakeholders place on water resources, budgets for hydrogeologic studies are often limited. As a result, the hydrologic models used for decision support are severely data limited. This requires improved methods to identify the optimal set of observations to collect and to use model-predictions to support robust decision-making under considerable uncertainty.

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