Society of Decision Professionals (SDP)

SDP - DAS Webinar: Turning Water into Wine

March 31, 2015

See how Analytica was used to help a small municipal government in Napa Valley, CA, with its water management issues in a SDP and DAS webinar presented by Tim Nieman of Decision Applications! 

The Society of Decision Professionals (SDP) and the Decision Analysis Society (DAS) proudly present an extended version of one of the excellent Decision Analysis Practice Award competitors from the INFORMS Annual Meeting held in November 2014 in San Francisco.

In this webinar, Mr. Nieman will demonstrate how the application of rigorous decision analysis framing and modeling methods can be very useful to small municipal government decision making, yet these applications face unique challenges. Mr. Nieman discuss an application to water management issues in Napa Valley using Monte Carlo based climate modeling as a foundation for management decisions, illustrating both the challenges and rewards of institutionalizing better decision methodologies at this level of government. 

Webinar Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:30AM - 9:45 PDT

About the Presenter: Tim Nieman is the founder and president of Decision Applications in St. Helena, California, specializing in decision analysis consulting, primarily in the Energy and Environmental industries. He spent 14 years at Amoco as a geophysicist, economist, and decision analyst, 3 years with Lumina Decision Systems as Director of Operations, and the past 12 years as a decision analysis consultant. Tim is and has been the primary instructor for PetroSkills' decision analysis courses for the past 8 years, having taught more than 1500 oil industry professionals. He is an accomplished facilitator, trainer and decision modeler, with a passion for expanding and enhancing the use of decision analysis methods and techniques wherever practical. He has a B.S. in geology / M.S. in geophysics from Michigan State University and an MBA from Rice University.

About the Moderator: Karen Jenni is a professional decision analyst with over 20 years of consulting experience. Her work focuses on applying decision analysis and risk management techniques to energy and environmental policy problems in both the public and private sectors. She started her professional career at Applied Decision Analysis, spent 5 years as a Principal at Geomatrix Consultants and founded Insight Decisions in 2005.