Strategic Futurists; Value Systems Specialists

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Futurist Marcus Barber on Scenarios for Water Industry at World Water Week

Saturday 20 August 2011

Marcus Barber will present the case study of his work with Central Highlands Water and their use of Scenarios for Strategy setting at World Water Week in Stockholm this Thursday. You can follow the twitter feed via #watermanagement, #rightfuture or #wwweek

This case study looks at the flaws in a reliance on forecasting as the dominant factor for strategy setting.  There will be a main paper, co authored with Phillip Anstis, Strategy Planner at Central Highlands Water, that will be posted up in the next few days 


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