Resources, Services and Risks: How Can Data Observatories Bridge The Science-Policy Divide in Environmental Governance?
Springer | Remote Sensing | February 12, 2016 | ISBN-10: 3319287044 | 75 pages | pdf | 1.07 mb
Authors: Kurian, M., Ardakanian, R., GonÃ§alves Veiga, L., Meyer, K.
Addresses the role of observatories in supporting evidence-based decision-making with regard to environmental resources water, soil, and waste
Highlights the importance of indices, data visualization, scenario analysis, and comparisons for drought and flood risk monitoring
Explains the methodology for constructing comprehensive drought- and flood-risk indices, detailing the indicators that can be used to evaluate exposure to risk and vulnerability
Illustrates the potential of new information and communication technologies, and of decentralization reforms, for decision-making aimed at improving food security