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Participatory simulation to foster social learning on coastal flooding prevention

Abstract : Due to the increase in coastal flooding risk associated with sea-level rise and increasing population along the coasts, there is a strong need to develop efficient and long-term management strategies. In partnership with the local administration of Oléron Island in France, a participatory simulation model was developed to foster social learning about coastal risk prevention measures with local authorities and managers. This simulation integrates a coastal flooding model and a spatially explicit agent-based model that simulates the development of the area and the management of prevention measures. The participatory set-up includes an immersive environment for participants to remember the coastal flooding simulation displayed and a role game mechanism that simulates the coordination issues between the different decision bodies involved in coastal risk management. A first application proved that participants learn about the water expansion dynamics during flood events and the effects of building, raising and restoring dikes.
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Nicolas Becu, Marion Amalric, Brice Anselme, Elise Beck, Xavier Bertin, et al.. Participatory simulation to foster social learning on coastal flooding prevention. Environmental Modelling and Software, Elsevier, 2017, 98, pp.1-11. ⟨10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.09.003⟩. ⟨halshs-01590667⟩



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