Environmental science: resource manager models
Models are an essential tool to planning and decision making. Therefore, they play an essential part in the development and progresses of an organization. Adopting the relevant model does not only enhance the physical growth of the firm but also enhances strategic planning and management. There are different forms of models and they are classified on grounds of their characteristics and situations of use. The major categories models include predictive, conceptual and hydrodynamic models among others. A conceptual model is attained from a variety of concepts. The utilization of these concepts is made to enhance understanding, increase knowledge and provide a simulation of the subject represented by the model (Warren). The model is characterized by description where a system is analyzed qualitatively based on the assumptions regarding the elements, how they are related and boundaries in the system. Conceptual modeling is used to represent physical structures. For example, engineers and building architects utilize this form of modelling to conceptualize a structure. The flours, layout and appearance is conceptualized to feature the real structure to be constructed. The result of utilizing this form of a model is increased understanding of the functionality of the structure under study. Therefore, the conceptual model is essential while planning and facilitating change in physical structures that can be conceptualized.
The utilization of conceptual model in response to resource management comes in handy as it creates room for evaluation (Jiang and Chi-Wei). Analysis and evaluation are an essential undertaking in every project before delving into implementation. This is essentially because they enhance the elimination of risk that could otherwise cripple the implementation of the project. During the evaluation process, paying attention to the changes in the performance metrics ensures that optimum metrics are achieved. At this point, the organization makes utilization of the available resources maximum and keeps risks and losses to a minimum. Therefore, a conceptual model can be used as a planning tool to ensure that organizational benefits are attained and the return on investments are not jeopardized. The ability of a conceptual model to support simulation is a powerful characteristic that ensures that variables are changed and configured to attain maximum benefits. Since the simulation is done on a model, the adoption of this model guarantees success in the application of the final project. This is because all factors are taken into account.
During the simulation process, a what-if analysis can be carried out to vary the different elements that may impact the implementation process of the project. This means that no assumptions have to be made during the acquisition of resources, design of the project, development and implementation. A well conceptualized scenario can be combined with a predictive model to provide a response to social challenges. The ability of conceptual model to handle complex situation makes them ideal for this process. On the other hand, predictive models are included in the conceptual model as elements under study are adjusted with the intent of providing the probability of a certain outcome occurring. In this case prediction ensures that unforeseen factors that may impact the implementation of a project either positively or negatively are taken into account. The adoption of such models in resource management and planning eliminates risks and threats that are unforeseen (Candra). These are the type of risks most prevalent in environmental science.