Charente River Basin Model and its coastal zone (France)
The model, developed in system dynamics language (software Vensim), simulates the interactions between water
management, shellfish farming, agriculture, population & tourism, and infrastructure development around their common
water resource and under the influence of external uncertainties (climate and agricultural prices). The model was
designed to identify and improve possible land-sea synergies between these activities, aiming to reach a sustainable,
robust, and desirable future for the territory.
The downloaded package also includes the data necessary to perform model simulations and the data representing three development scenarios co-designed with local stakeholders to envision possible futures of the territory. Instructions to use the model are provided too.