Beatrice Hedelin
Karlstad University
Environmental resource managementEconomicsWater Framework DirectiveSustainable developmentEnvironmental planning
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Publications 31
#1Beatrice Hedelin (Karlstad University)H-Index: 9
An overarching research model is introduced here that can support research for turning sustainable development (SD) from theory into practice. The model describes how existing and future theories, and empirical knowledge related to SD can be utilised to establish explicit linkages—steps—between fundamental SD principles and specific studied practices. The research model is intended to support planning, design and communication of a range of research endeavours such as individual studies, larger ...
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#1Rebecca Jordan (RU: Rutgers University)H-Index: 25
#2Steven Gray (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 22
Last. Christina Prell Not available for reviewing until Oct (UMD: University of Maryland, College Park)H-Index: 1
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Participatory modeling engages the implicit and explicit knowledge of stakeholders to create formalized and shared representations of reality and has evolved into a field of study as well as a practice. Participatory modeling researchers and practitioners who focus specifically on environmental resources met at the National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland, over the course of 2 years to discuss the state of the field and future directions for participatory mod...
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Last. Jens Christian RefsgaardH-Index: 45
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Diffuse Water Pollution from Agriculture (DWPA) and its governance has received increased attention as a policy concern across the globe. Mitigation of DWPA is a complex problem that requires a mix of policy instruments and a multi-agency, broad societal response. In this paper, opportunities and barriers for developing co-governance, defined as collaborative societal involvement in the functions of government, and its suitability for mitigation of DWPA are reviewed using seven case studies in E...
5 CitationsSource
#1Steven Gray (MSU: Michigan State University)H-Index: 22
#2Alexey Voinov (UTS: University of Technology, Sydney)H-Index: 34
Last. Moira L. Zellner (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)H-Index: 15
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Including stakeholders in environmental model building and analysis is an increasingly popular approach to understanding ecological change. This is because stakeholders often hold valuable knowledge about socio-environmental dynamics and collaborative forms of modeling produce important boundary objects used to collectively reason about environmental problems. Although the number of participatory modeling (PM) case studies and the number of researchers adopting these approaches has grown in rece...
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#2Beatrice HedelinH-Index: 9
Last. Todd K. BenDorH-Index: 19
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#1Beatrice Hedelin (Karlstad University)H-Index: 9
#2Mariele Evers (University of Bonn)H-Index: 11
Last. Anna Jonsson (SMHI: Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)H-Index: 1
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Stakeholder participation is considered a key principle for sustainable development in the context of natural resource and disaster risk management. Participatory modelling (PM) is an interactive and iterative process in which stakeholder involvement is supported by modelling and communication tools. Planning and decision-making for sustainable development (SD)integrate three substantive dimensions − social, ecological and economic. The procedural dimension of SD, however, is equally important, ...
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This study analyses the implementation of the EU Floods Directive in Sweden. The question here centres on the possibilities promoted by the directive for sustainable flood risk management, with an emphasis on integrated and participatory management forms. Key persons are interviewed, using a set of criteria for sustainable river basin management as a theoretical framework. The study shows that work in this area is guided by a wide array of values, and that the involved experts provide a broad kn...
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#1Beatrice Hedelin (Karlstad University)H-Index: 9
This study examines how the EU Floods Directive – an extensive and innovative legislative instrument for integrated and participatory flood risk planning in all EU member states – influences local flood risk management in one member state, Sweden. The study identifies that: many municipalities have received new knowledge; cross-sectoral organisational structures for water and flood risk issues at the local level are being formed or strengthened; and the flood risk issue has been elevated up the ...
2 CitationsSource
#1Viveca Norén (Uppsala University)H-Index: 2
#2Beatrice Hedelin (Karlstad University)H-Index: 9
Last. Kevin Bishop (Uppsala University)H-Index: 58
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Risk assessments are important to ensure efficient and effective flood risk management. Methods and strategies for flood risk assessment are described in the literature, but less is known about how ...
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How can the concrete meaning of the ambiguous and theoretical concept of sustainable development (SD) be defined and implemented, without losing sight of its fundamental principles? This study introduces a theoretical framework that supports studies of SD implementation in the context of strategic disaster risk management, by defining what SD implies with regard to planning procedures. The framework is based on the procedural SD principles of participation and integration. It was originally deve...
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