Welcome to the Carpe Diem West Academy Discussion Forum. This feature allows Academy users to share information, thoughts, questions and suggestions with each other creating virtual conversations between water manager on water-climate issues in the American West. We hope this feature facilitates the richessness of peer-to-peer learning and interaction and creates a venue to build relationships and connections.
STAGE 1: Identify problems and objectives
In this stage, the main goal is to formulate the issue. A clear understanding of the problem is essential for productive completion of this 8-stage process. The success of your adaptation effort will be strongly influenced by how well Stages 1 and 2 are considered. In particular, it is important that there is a clear understanding of:
- The reasons for making the decision
- The broad objectives of this decision
- The wider context for the decision
This information will inform your approach to risk analysis, options appraisal and decision making, as well as informing who should be involved in the assessment process.