Reviewing Model Deliverables: Is My Model Getting the Right Answer for the Right Reasons?
Jarvis, B. Reviewing Model Deliverables: Is My Model Getting the Right Answer for the Right Reasons? Association of Clean Water Administrators 2022 Modeling Workshop, Chicago, IL, September 19 - 23, 2022.
This presentation is for environmental managers responsible for reviewing models developed by contractors. Topics focus on model output and performance metrics to be evaluated.
Models developed by contractors are a commonly applied tool used by environmental managers to evaluate policy and management decisions. However, models are rarely transparent, and can present numerous challenges to correctly interpret model performance and assess model results. This presentation describes methods for reviewing models delivered by contractors, as well as examples of issues common to water quality modeling that may be considered for future modeling projects.