MAS and Integrated Watershed Management

21-25 October 2002

Multi-Agent Systems (MAS),

Social Sciences and

Integrated Natural Resource Management (INRM)

Trainer

Dr. O. Barreteau, CEMAGREF, France.

Report on the training is available

Organizers

  1. Dr. Benchaphun S. Ekasingh ( University of Chiang Mai, Multiple Cropping Center)
  2. F. Bousquet (CIRAD-IRRI)

Course Objectives

The objective is to share the lessons of European experiences on applications of MAS to watershed management. A specific focus will be done to the methodology of use of MAS within actual water management at basin scale. This course will underline the synergy with other tools, such as role playing games, while using MAS in collaborative decision making processes.

Training

  1. Integrated watershed management and MAS, a state of the art: limits of more classic tools, gains with using MAS, various ways of implementing MAS with a watershed management purpose.
  2. Presentation and analysis of a few case studies in Africa and/or Asia
  3. Presentation of the EC-funded FIRMA project: 5 applications of use of MAS to assess water management patterns with the participation of stakeholders.
  4. Generic components of MAS for integrated watershed management: what is the range of implemented MAS from the area as well as the topics to be dealt with point of view.
  5. MAS and collaborative decision making processes in the case of watershed management: scale of the representation of the collaborative decision making process, methodology of use of MAS and recourse to complementary tools
  6. MAS and collaborative decision making for watershed management: examples in Senegal and France.
  7. Training schedule

    As we have merged the training on MAS & GIS with the training on Integrated Watershed Management, the schedule below is valid for the two weeks.

    Day 8h30-10h 10h30-12h 13h30-15h

    15h30-17h

    Monday 14
    Registration, Opening ceremony, Introduction of Participants
    Introductory Conference
    Shadoc role game
    Tuesday 15
    Introduction to MAS
    Practice on MAS
    Introduction to GIS
    Practice on GIS
    Wednesday 16
    Introduction to GIS
    Practice on GIS
    Discussions with trainers, hands-on exercices
    Thursday 17
    Spatialized MAS
    Practice on UML
    MAS GIS Watershed Management case study
    Practice on MAS and GIS
    Friday 18
    Int.Watershed Management
    Practice on MAS
    MAS-GIS Water management case study
    Practice on MAS and GIS
    Monday 21
    IWM tools
    Exercices on case study
    MAS
    Mae Salaep Role Game
    Tuesday 22
    MAS and decision making process
    Exercices on case study
    MAS
    Exercices on case study
    Wednesday 23
    IWM examples
    Exercices on case study
    Discussions with trainers, hands-on exercices
    Thursday 24
    Firma project
    Exercices on case study

    Exercices on case study
    Friday 25
    Participants presentations
    Evaluation, Discussion & Closing Ceremony

     


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