In this work package, planning, monitoring and achieving real world impact is a central priority, with activities across all WPs, integrating fully with dissemination and outreach.
The main objective will be the following:
This will be led by db+a from the UK Lead Team, but with all partners feeding in and responsible for their own impact strategies
Impact swill be assessed via
1. Preparation of stakeholder analysis matrix, impact plan and impact tracking template by each partner
2. Agreement of impact materials and Impact plan (inc. policy briefings, targets)
3. Monitoring of impact plan
4. Final Impact report
In October 2018 at the first International Consortium Meeting in Bath, UK, the team set out a number of impact planning methods. Following up on this development, key actors have been developed for the Bristol ULL for water, energy, and food sectors. By engaging on multiple occasions with main partners over the first year, the Bristol team was able to start identifying quickly key problems and user needs, to map out defined problem spaces (the actors, decision-makers, processes), and to target key stakeholders that are critically linked to the identified user need. This exercise was a critical first step in the impact planning work. These stakeholder analyses were useful to produce basic graphical illustrations of each of the system areas for the city region that were used to communicate to stakeholder groups to the problem space. These graphics are not comprehensive models of the system and do not attempt to show its myriad interactions. Instead, they are simple graphical presentations of key actors in each system according to our industry partners to be used as first pass communication material for the purpose of the workshop and reporting.
Based on this participatory process, the ULL has identified concurrent and interacting activities in systems mapping/design thinking, economic valuation and resource flow modelling.