Conceptual modelling is a technique used to represent a system to inform people of a particular scenario. It’s widely used in environmental management and planning to inform decision makers. However, the use of conceptual modelling comes undone when applied inappropriately.
In response to the inappropriate use of conceptual modelling, research by the Environment Institute’s Professor Holger Maier has led to the development of best practice. The paper, entitled “Best practices for conceptual modelling in environmental planning and management” was published in June 2016 in Environmental Modelling & Software.