K5. Integrative frameworks for assessing risks and opportunities from socio-economic and environmental change

Integrative projects need tools and methodologies capable of treating multiple issues that can cut across disciplines and sectors. Within interdisciplinary project teams, it is possible to have divergent views, preferred methodologies and terminologies to describe similar concepts. The range of views may be further broadened by considering the range of stakeholders who can influence or can be influenced by an issue. Risk assessment is a classic example where people may hold different views about how "risk" is defined and how it is best assessed. There is a clear need for more generic frameworks that can accommodate the diverse data, perspectives, ways of thinking and vocabulary of interdisciplinary teams.

This session invites papers that develop or apply integrative frameworks to:

We encourage contributions from a range of sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, health, mining, water resources and development research.