Scenario Planning


Scenarios are stories that consider “what if?” questions, and they are at the heart of our planning process. While forecasts focus on probabilities, scenarios consider a range of divergent, challenging, relevant, and plausible futures, and how these could develop from today’s realities.

SNAP develops the data and analysis tools to quantitatively look at how temperature, precipitation, or other conditions may vary at different points in the future. SNAP uses these tools, along with other data and stakeholder knowledge, to facilitate conversations about possible future conditions and choices. This process can be as casual as a conversation or presentation, but when it is most powerful is when it is part of an integrated scenarios planning process.   


We work with an extensive network of collaborators and partners, and we are skilled at coordinating among these diverse groups to solve research and management problems. Here are a few examples of the way SNAP coordinates with diverse stakeholders:

To learn more about these and the wide variety of coordination projects that SNAP has facilitated, visit our project section.

Learn more about the ways you can collaborate with SNAP, or contact us if you are interested in having SNAP aid in your planning efforts.