Towards SWIM Narratives for Sustainable Water Management. Vargas-Acosta, R. A., Chavira, L. G., Villanueva-Rosales, N., & Pennington, D. Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Enabling Open Semantic Science co-located with 17th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC 2018), 2184:8, October, 2018.
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The creation of scientific models to understand water availability under different scenarios is an important step towards pursuing a sustainable water future. A wide variety of scientific models have been created for understanding the different elements driving water availability in urban, agricultural and ecological settings. The Sustainable Water through Integrated Modeling Framework (SWIM) enables a wide range of stakeholders to run water-sustainability model scenarios through participatory modeling. Although SWIM is a science-driven platform, it was created with input from diverse stakeholders with the goal of improving how water models can be used and shared. SWIM aims to foster a better understanding on the impact that decisions about water usage can have. This paper describes our efforts towards translating the science behind the models generated in SWIM into English and Spanish explanations, also known as narratives. We anticipate that narratives will better communicate the meaning of specific water-economics scenarios under different perspectives, including urban, agriculture and environmental. Thus, assisting stakeholders in decision making.

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