Agent-Based Case Studies for Understanding of Social-Ecological Systems: Cooperation on Irrigation in Bali

  • Nanda WijermansEmail author
  • Maja Schlüter
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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 229)


This paper describes the design phase of an ABM case study of Bali irrigation. The aim of the model is to explain the differences in the ability of rice paddy farmers to collectively adapt through cooperation. The model should allow exploring factors affecting self organisation within and between rice paddy farmer communities. The exercise of the ABM case study aims to move abstract models (theory) closer to real world phenomena, which requires contextualisation. This paper focuses on the first steps in model contextualisation: model selection and specification for the Bali irrigation case.


ABM case studies Bali Irrigation cooperation social-ecological systems social dilemmas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Stockholm Resilience CentreUniversity of StockholmStockholmSweden

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