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The challenges associated with evaluating the effectiveness of environmental decision support systems (EDSS) based on the perceptions of only a small sample of end-users are well understood. Although methods adopted from Management Information Systems (MISs) evaluation research have benefited from relatively large (100þ) sample sizes, permitting the use of(More)
In the last decade a strong need for Quality Assurance has emerged among professionals in model based water management. The manifold of reasons for this can be summarised as follows. There is a lack of mutual understanding between modellers, model study clients, model auditors, stakeholders and concerned members of the public. Furthermore, malpractice(More)
Despite the perceived value of DSS in informing environmental and natural resource management, DSS tools often fail to be adopted by intended end users. By drawing together the experience of a global group of EDSS developers, we have identified and assessed key challenges in EDSS development and offer recommendations to resolve them. Challenges related to(More)
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The drive to improve the quality and reliability of model based water management has resulted in a number of quality assurance guidelines. Up to now all of these guidelines were available only in the form of handbooks. Within the HarmoniQuA project a software-based modelling Knowledge Base and support tools have been developed, that greatly enhance the way(More)
Howcan thefutureagrifood businessbemademoreefficient,transpar-enta nd safe?T hisa rticle on anew MIPm eat transparency system describesafu-ture system aiming fora ne fficient transparency in meat supplyc hainsw ith IT-standards. Thes hape of then ew system will be highlighted on theb ackground of preliminaryICT solutions andt he recentdevelopments in(More)