Participatory modeling updates expectations for individuals and groups, catalyzing behavior change and collective action in water‐energy‐food nexus governance

The authors test if participation in a group system dynamics modeling exercise increases participants’ agency through a novel method to evaluate potential behavioral change using expectation measures. A water‐energy‐food nexus was mapped, and its evolution simulated by 46 participants in three interventions in a region undergoing hydropower infrastructure development in Northeastern Cambodia.

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Kimmich, C., L. Gallagher, B. Kopainsky, M. Dubois, C. Sovann, C. Buth, and C. Bréthaut

Publication Date

06 November 2019

Publication Name

Earth's Futures


Participatory modeling, water‐energy‐food nexus, expectations, agency, collective action, behaviour change