Feb 5 DCDC Water/Climate Briefing

Communicating Complex Information to Enhance Decision Making

Complexity is an inescapable aspect of environmental decision making as individuals and institutions try to make informed choices with complex and uncertain information.

One major challenge stems from the need to communicate complexity and frame information in a way that is relevant and useful for decision makers.

In this Water/Climate Briefing, our panelists will discuss techniques – such as information products/simulation models, scenarios, and decisional games – for communicating complexity in policy and governance processes for water sustainability and climate change adaptation.

Panelists will describe examples at multiple scales – from water management in Phoenix to global climate change negotiations – that illustrate the challenges and opportunities of communicating complexity.

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Andy Terrey WCB_Feb5_2014_225
Project Coordinator
Water Resource Department
City of Phoenix

Erik Johnston
Associate Professor of Policy Informatics
School of Public Affairs
Arizona State University

Manjana Milkoreit
Postdoctoral Fellow
Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiative
Arizona State University

Dave White
Co-Director, Decision Center for a Desert City
Arizona State University

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 12:00-1:30 p.m.


Decision Center for a Desert City, 21 East 6th Street, Suite 126B, Tempe [Map]