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The project is overall making good progress. A draft report incorporating findings from literature on co-governance and co-management approaches, as well as ideas specific to Rangitāne o Manawatū has been tabled. The IFS Team have provided feedback on the report and a meeting to discuss the next iteration with the authors is pending.
Work has been done to downscale the IFS model to a sub-catchment model for the Pohangina. This model is now available for Rangitāne o Manawatū using data specific to the sub-catchment. What sets it most apart from the overall IFS model is that it allows testing of potential impacts of co-management on decisions, outcomes and related mana in the sub-catchment as per the screenshot below.
The story behind the model is as follows: First the model is run based on assumptions around the current situation in the Pohangina. This sets the base run. Next, decision variables can be altered and co-management can be activated to show how these actions compare to the base run.
The next step is to train Paul Horton to run the model independently and assess if/how this model can be used as a communication tool in the context of the co-governance/co-management approach described in the report tabled.
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Last updated on Tuesday 16 August 2016