Presented by: 
Dr Sven Arnold
Wed 23 Nov, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room 442, Priestly Building Number 67

Decision making concerning water resource and ecosystem management in arid regions must take account of erratic and unpredictable future rainfall as well as uncertainty in describing the plant community through mathematical models. In this presentation I will show two examples of management studies under uncertainty from Namibia and Australia. The Namibian study shows how an ecohydrological system governed by ephemeral flood events can be managed such to fulfil both ecological and socio-economic performance requirements. The Australian example is focused on the rehabilitation of post-mining landscapes under uncertain future rainfall regimes.