Working Papers

EcoAdapt working papers Series: adaptation to climate change for local development.  This series presents the advances in EcoAdapt research as it unfolds in the project and as a first step to publication in Peer-reviewed Journals.

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EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°1
Preliminary  socio-economic analysis of three Model Forest territories
This paper presents an analysis of the existing data of the main activities in the selected territory in terms of employment, water situation and land use, at a quantitative and qualitative level, in three Model Forests in Bolivia, Argentina and Chile (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°2
iModeler manual: a quick guide for fuzzy cognitive modelling
We introduce Fuzzy Cognitive Modelling (FCM) and provide step by step guidance and tips for using iModeler (both qualitative and quantitative approaches), the use of FCM in EcoAdapt Story and Simulation (S&S) approach based on Structured Decision Making, and briefly describe the FCM models being developed in the three study sites. This version correspond to iModeler version 4 (January 2004).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°3
Generation of shared knowledge and joint learning on water governance and climate change adaptation
The construction of shared knowledge involves the integration of different types and sources of knowledge in order to achieve the changes sought by the project. Knowledge is NOT transferred but co-constructed. This means for this particular project that traditional, technical and scientific knowledge of different disciplines is being shared in order to construct a common knowledge pool for conservation and governance of the water resources, climate change adaptation and local development. This document will not only shed light on the road traveled so far, but also on the learning processes and capacity building which lie ahead. In spite of the fact that the accumulated and reflected experience is still young, it is expected also that the outcomes of the report will feed the policy debate. 

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°4
Participatory  analysis of the Lonquimay and the Curacautin landscapes as a socio-
ecological system
This document presents an analysis of the Lonquimay and the Curacautin landscapes as a socio-ecological system. The two commune areas constitute the Araucarias of Alto Malleco Forest Model in Chile, respective headwaters of the Bio Bio and the Cautin rivers. The first section introduces the analysis, by presenting its context, the issue addressed and the objective of analyzing socio-ecological dynamics. The second section, Material and Methods, tells how the analysis was led in Lonquimay and in Curacautin, presenting the PARDI method (Problem-Actors-Resources-Dynamics-Interactions) and describing the fieldwork for building conceptual models that allow to visualize practices of land use and water management. The third section of the document presents results. They consist in the formulation of the water security problem that the people of Lonquimay and Curacautin considered a central and shared issue; in the characterization and location of actors and resources that are involved in this problem; and in the representation of the main dynamics and interactions that link those actors and resources (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°5
Participatory analysis of the Zapoco watershed as a socio-ecological system.
This document presents an analysis of the Zapoco watershed as a socio-ecological system. The area represents a pilot site for the Chiquitano Forest Model within the EcoAdapt research-action project. The first section introduces the analysis, by presenting its context, the issue addressed and the objective of analyzing socio-ecological dynamics. The second section tells how the analysis was led in the Zapoco watershed. It details how several methodological approaches were articulated and how the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation (OSPC) helped formulating a shared water security issue after identifying threats on the natural resources of the territory. The section on Material and Methods also describes the fieldwork for building PARDI graphs, PARDI standing for Problem-Actors-Resources-Dynamics-Interactions. Those conceptual models allow visualizing practices of land use and water management. The third section of the document presents results. They consist in the formulation of the water security problem that the people of Zapoco watershed consider as a central issue; in the characterization and location of actors and resources that are involved in this joint problem; and in the representation of the main dynamics and interactions that link those actors and resources (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N°6
Summary of methods for estimating water consumption to the socio-economy analysis of Forest Model Landscape.
With the intention to precise the contribution of water to the socio-economy of Forest Model Landscape, several methodological proposals are revised, that allow to estimate water consumption. Three main methods are considered on the basis of their scope and implementation case: water footprint; estimation from an input-output matrix; life-cycle analysis inventories. They are presented in a synthetic way, highlighting their specificities and possible relevance in the contexts of rural territories with knowledge gaps on the water situation (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 7
Participative observation 
The paper presents the methods of action research and participative observation and its initial application in the EcoAdapt Project, with the aim to help the various stakeholders to develop a critical stance in relation to their actions with communities. The text deals with various contents: general principles of action research and participant observation; the elements to define an observation scheme to respond to a given goal; analysis tables to observe and interpret the dynamics of interaction in play during participatory meetings (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 8
Economic evaluation in the assessment process for decision-making about climate change adaptation
This paper provides a framework for economic evaluation: its context and the approach under development; the elements of costs and benefits that enter the analysis; and how uncertainty and irreversibility can be accounted for when using economic evaluation results. The initial panorama of the context of the economic evaluation recalls synthetically what we know about the territories and their people in terms of scales, activities and living conditions and about the extent to which they are affected by climate. Such introduction aims at facilitating the understanding of the types of actions considered for climate change adaptation. Then the economist standpoint on climate adaptation is explained and the perimeter of the evaluation is defined: 15 actions in JMF, 11 in ChMF and 9 in AAMMF.

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 9
Participatory analysis of the Perico-Manatiales watershed as a socio-ecological system.

The socio-ecological system made up by the Jujuy Model Forest is analyzed through the participatory building of conceptual models with the PARDI method (Problem, Actors, Resources, Dynamics, interactions). Two models focused on quality and availability of water respectively in two areas: the Dikes area and the Irrigation area. Socio-ecological dynamics there, are linked to diverse processes: social (population increase, immigration and urbanization), ecological (state of the upper basin and land use downstream) and economic (development models, prices and market fluctuations). Four sub-models account for: pollution, erosion, sedimentation and deforestation, highlighting the central role of these processes for water quality and availability in the future. In the long run, current dynamics can have strong impacts on public health, the tourism attractiveness of the area and its economy. Responses include: improved efficiency in the irrigation system and other hydric infrastructure, environmental awareness, alternative development models adapted to a sustainable management. With a view on future planning, decision rules are identified, which are modifying the practices of actors in the context of climate change (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 10
Barriers, strengths and opportunities for Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Advances in the implementation of pilot actions in the ChMF.         

This paper searches for analyzing of the strengths and benefits which in the design, planning and implementing process of the pilot actions in the Chiquitano Model Forest (CHMF), contributed to a better interaction between governances systems and resources and generated changes and strengthened the current social and ecologic adaptive capacity. This paper also identifies the barriers, limiting factors and uncertainty that hinder the process and they have an effect in the strengthened capacity in the system. Finally, this paper analyses the opportunities offered by these processes to contextualize and scale up (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 11
Barriers, strengths and opportunities for Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Advances in the implementation of pilot actions in the AAMMF.   

This paper searches for analyzing of the strengths and benefits which in the design, planning and implementing process of the pilot actions in the Araucarias del Alto Malleco Model Forests (AAMMF), contributed to a better interaction between governances systems and resources and generated changes and strengthened the current social and ecologic adaptive capacity. This paper also identifies the barriers, limiting factors and uncertainty that hinder the process and they have an effect in the strengthened capacity in the system. Finally, this paper analyses the opportunities offered by these processes to contextualize and scale up (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 12
Climate change and water: Analysis of the socio-institutional context in the Perico-Manantiales watershed, Argentina.
This paper analyses the socio-institutional context in the Perico-Manantiales watershed, EcoAdapt area project in the JMF in Argentina. The document stresses in three principal aspects: i) local perceptions about water resources problems; ii) actors that interact in the water resources management in the watershed; iii) the factors that constraint or help decision making for the adaptation in the water sector. This document identifies possible points of entry for dealing with the constraints through the building of existent capacities and it reflects about lessons learnt in the process of co-construction of EcoAdapt (Only available in Spanish).


EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 13
Cross-site analysis of Ecosystem Based Adaptation
The paper summarize what we learned from implementation of adaptation actions in the three project sites. Of course, the pre-implementation stages are somewhat included as implementation is strictly linked to the design and planning stages. We organized the follow up of implementation in the sites using the Institutional Analysis and Development framework developed by Ostrom (2011) and adapted it to facilitate the interaction between researchers and our civil society organization (CSO) partners in all sites while allowing to capture the most important highlights of implementation lessons.

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 14
Outcome Mapping in the Araucarias del Alto Malleco Model Forest
In order to adapt to the different stakeholders and baselines, the steps for the monitoring and evaluation has been adjusted to the project information needs and the research work implemented during the first phase of EcoAdapt. This document compiles all the process for identifying the challenges of changing in each key stakeholder (public and private institutions, civil society organizations and academy). This document also determines de baseline and it gives strategies for applying them with each stakeholder and according to expected results. Finally the document presents a proposal for assess the achievements identified in the expected changes at the final of the process (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 15
Barriers, strengths and opportunities for Ecosystem Based Adaptation. Advances in the implementation of pilot actions in the JMF.
This paper searches for analyzing of the strengths and benefits which in the design, planning and implementing process of the pilot actions in the Jujuy Model Forests (JMF), contributed to a better interaction between governances systems and resources and generated changes and strengthened the current social and ecologic adaptive capacity. This paper also identifies the barriers, limiting factors and uncertainty that hinder the process and they have an effect in the strengthened capacity in the system. Finally, this paper analyses the opportunities offered by these processes to contextualize and scale up (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 16
Climate change and water: Analysis of the socio-institutional context in Lonquimay and Curacautin, Chile.
This paper analyses the socio-institutional context in the Lonquimay and Curacautin, EcoAdapt area project in the AAMMF in Chile. The document stresses in three principal aspects: i) local perceptions about water resources problems; ii) actors that interact in the water resources management in the watershed; iii) the factors that constraint or help decision making for the adaptation in the water sector. This document identifies possible points of entry for dealing with the constraints through the building of existent capacities and it reflects about lessons learnt in the process of co-construction of EcoAdapt (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 17
Social dynamics during adaptation planning
This working paper is about on the social dynamics we observed during the EcoAdapt adaptation planning activities in each Model Forest (MF) which started in the second semester of 2013. From this analysis we hope to contribute to identify interesting lessons for adaptation planning at the landscape scale. This can be especially valuable for landscape initiatives where multi-stakeholders platforms can play a key role to design alternative actions to conserve water resources in the face of a changing climate, reinforce their implementation and monitor their performance and adjust them to changing conditions.

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 18
Climate change and water: Analysis of the socio-institutional context in Chiquitano Model Forest.
This paper analyses the socio-institutional context in the Zapocó watershed, EcoAdapt area project in the CHMF in Bolivia. The document stresses in three principal aspects: i) local perceptions about water resources problems; ii) actors that interact in the water resources management in the watershed; iii) the factors that constraint or help decision making for the adaptation in the water sector. This document identifies possible points of entry for dealing with the constraints through the building of existent capacities and it reflects about lessons learnt in the process of co-construction of EcoAdapt (Only available in Spanish).

EcoAdapt Working Paper Series N° 19
On the multiple experiences in the definition of hybrid collaborative spaces: the case of the Jujuy Model forest, Argentina.
This study contributes to the project objectives to define kinds of multi-actor debate tailored to a true co-construction of climate change adaptation strategies based on water ecosystem services. This paper tries to address participative models in the framework of EcoAdapt; and it also identifies approaches that define adapted devices to the project context. This study reveals experiences and definitions of the participation between the project actors and it also mentions the inequity in the water resource management. The findings in the document allowed to question the composition of the key actors platforms identified at the beginning for the co-construction of the adaptation strategies (Only available in French).
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