In the practice of integrated water management we meet complexity, subjectivity and uncertainties. Uncertainties come into play when new urban water management techniques are applied. The art of a good design is not to reduce uncertainties as much as possible, but to find the middle course between cowardice and recklessness. This golden mean represents bravery. An interdisciplinary approach is needed to reach consensus. Calculating uncertainties by using Monte Carlo simulation results may be helpful.
Govert D. Geldof; Coping with uncertainties in integrated urban water management. Water Sci Technol 1 October 1997; 36 (8-9): 265–269. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1997.0677
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