Toward a Framework for Assessing Stakeholder Needs for Climate InformatioN

Lisa Dilling

Together with the Great Lakes and Carolinas RISAS, this Western Water Assessment-funded project has developed a database of stakeholder needs across the Colorado River Basin from past and current stakeholder reports, meetings, and studies, coding the information for variables of interest (such as understanding how climate information needs change across time and sectors, levels of interaction with scientists, participation in networks, characterization of needs across scale and sectors, accuracy/level of uncertainty, spatial distribution, complementarities and synergies, patterns of knowledge uptake, etc.), and developing a comprehensive framework that can be accessed and tested by other RISAs and assessment groups.