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Nicolas Saby
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[By Zamir Libohova ]
Can we translate uncertainty at every scale to cost-benefit and risk assessment analysis capable of supporting any decision? “Show me the money” is a movie quote that somehow drives my point. I am not suggesting following the money literally, but to make the case to the decision makers for the need for more accurate predictions of soil properties and functions. If we can quantify in monetary values the impact that poor predictive soil maps have on the society, then maybe decisions makers would open their pockets. Maybe, because at the end of the day more accurate maps may not make a difference. However, it should not stop us from trying