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dc.contributor.authorPoch Espallargas, Manel
dc.contributor.authorComas Matas, Joaquim
dc.contributor.authorCortés García, Claudio Ulises
dc.contributor.authorSànchez-Marrè, Miquel
dc.contributor.authorRodriguez-Roda, Ignasi
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Ciències de la Computació
dc.contributor.otherBarcelona Supercomputing Center
dc.identifier.citationPoch, M., Comas, J., Cortés, C., Sànchez-Marrè, M., Rodríguez-Roda, I. Crossing the death valley to transfer environmental decision support systems to the water market. "Global challenges", 10 Abril 2017, vol. 1, núm. 3, p. 1700009-1-1700009-10.
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental decision support systems (EDSSs) are attractive tools to cope with the complexity of environmental global challenges. Several thoughtful reviews have analyzed EDSSs to identify the key challenges and best practices for their development. One of the major criticisms is that a wide and generalized use of deployed EDSSs has not been observed. The paper briefly describes and compares four case studies of EDSSs applied to the water domain, where the key aspects involved in the initial conception and the use and transfer evolution that determine the final success or failure of these tools (i.e., market uptake) are identified. Those aspects that contribute to bridging the gap between the EDSS science and the EDSS market are highlighted in the manuscript. Experience suggests that the construction of a successful EDSS should focus significant efforts on crossing the death-valley toward a general use implementation by society (the market) rather than on development.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors would like to thank the Catalan Water Agency (Agència Catalana de l’Aigua), Besòs River Basin Regional Administration (Consorci per la Defensa de la Conca del Riu Besòs), SISLtech, and Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation for providing funding (CTM2012-38314-C02-01 and CTM2015-66892-R). LEQUIA, KEMLG, and ICRA were recognized as consolidated research groups by the Catalan Government under the codes 2014-SGR-1168, 2013-SGR-1304 and 2014-SGR-291.
dc.rightsAttribution 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Informàtica::Intel·ligència artificial
dc.subject.lcshDecision support systems
dc.subject.lcshWater resources development
dc.titleCrossing the death valley to transfer environmental decision support systems to the water market
dc.subject.lemacSistemes d'ajuda a la decisió
dc.subject.lemacRecursos hidràulics -- Explotació
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. KEMLG - Grup d'Enginyeria del Coneixement i Aprenentatge Automàtic
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorPoch, M.; Comas, J.; Cortés, C.; Sànchez-Marrè, M.; Rodríguez-Roda, I.
local.citation.publicationNameGlobal challenges

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