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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)
Several modern development environments allow executable components, such as hydrologic models , to carry Metadata describing the properties and capabilities of the components. These metadata may be restricted to the names of properties, and their respective data types, or may extend to other information, such as classification of properties (eg. input or(More)
Modelling frameworks provide models with support components that handle tasks such as visualisation, data management and model integration. Within these broad requirements different approaches to framework development are possible. Tarsier is a modelling framework that supports the development of models in a high level language, such as C++. This approach(More)
In early 2007, the Australian Government commissioned the Murray-Darling Basin Sustainable Yields project to quantify current and likely future water resources throughout the Murray-Darling Basin. It was a large multidisciplinary modelling project with more than 150 people contributing to the modelling and the production of over 80 public reports. Managing(More)
A move towards the development of lean, issue-focused interfaces is being explored to provide a rapid delivery mechanism to transfer catchment science to managers and custodians. This approach is a move away from development of large decision support systems which attempt to anticipate a myriad of management questions. It relies on having a modelling system(More)
SUMMARY: We describe an Environmental Management Support System (EMSS) developed to manage water quality across the southeast Queensland region. It predicts daily runoff, and daily loads of total suspended sediment, total nitrogen and total phosphorous from 175 different sub-catchments within the 22,670 km 2 region. The model predictions are sensitive to(More)