Table of Contents

Pathways to better water quality / Lois Wright Morton and Susan S. Brown.
Citizen involvement / Lois Wright Morton.
Shared leadership for watershed management / Lois Wright Morton, Theresa Selfa, and Terrie A. Becerra.
Relationships, connections, influence, and power / Lois Wright Morton.
Turning conflict into citizen participation and power / Jeff Zacharakis.
The language of conservation / Jacqueline Comito and Matt Helmers.
Measuring the citizen effect: what does good citizen involvement look like? / Linda Stalker Prokopy and Kristin Floress.
Regional water quality concern and environmental attitudes / Zhihua Hu and Lois Wright Morton.
Communities of interest and the negotiation of watershed management / Max J. Pfeffer and Linda P. Wagenet.
Upstream, downstream: forging a rural-urban partnership for shared water governance in central Kansas / Theresa Selfa and Terrie A. Becerra.
Local champions speak out: Pennsylvania's community wathershed organizations / Kathryn Brasier ... [et al.].
Community watershed planning: Vandalia, Missouri / Daniel Downing, Robert Broz, and Lois Wright Morton.
The role of force and economic sanctions in protecting watersheds / Kristen Corey and Lois Wright Morton.
Cross-cultural collaboration for riparian restoration on tribal lands in Kansas / Charles J. Barden ... [et al.].
Getting to performance-based outcomes at the watershed level / Lois Wright Morton and Jean McGuire.
A farmer learning circle: the Sugar Creek Partners, Ohio / Mark R. Weaver, Richard H. Moore, and Jason Shaw Parker.
Farmer decision makers: what are they thinking? / Lois Wright Morton.
Sustainability of environmental management.
the role of technical assistance as educational program / Susan S. Brown and Chad Ingels.
Building citizen capacity / Susan S. Brown. "The citizen effect refers to the many ways people engage science, technology and each other to identify and solve local watershed and water resource problems. The waters of the United States are sources of pride and prosperity, and they are intimately connected to the land. Citizens have both rights to use and responsibility for conserving, protecting and sustaining these public water resources. However, streams, rivers and lakes across the country are becoming degraded and in danger of losing their capacity to meet the needs of the human, plant and animal populations which depend on them. While many point sources of pollutants can be and have been addressed by regulation, nonpoint source pollution resulting from independent land use decisions across a broad landscape, especially in agriculture, remains a very difficult issue. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress singles out nonpoint source pollution as one of the biggest environmental challenges of the 21st century. There is increasing evidence that persistent nonpoint source water problems can be effectively addressed when public deliberation is linked to scientific knowledge and technical expertise. The subject of this book is human social interactions. We present qualitative and quantitative studies of citizens' individual and collective efforts to work through the complex issues associated with watershed management. These results are intended to provide insight and practical knowledge that can be used by those who are working to bring change and long-lasting protection and improvement to U.S. waters."--Provided by publisher.
"The citizen effect refers to the many ways people engage science, technology and each other to identify and solve local watershed and water resource problems. The waters of the United States are sources of pride and prosperity, and they are intimately connected to the land. Citizens have both rights to use and responsibility for conserving, protecting and sustaining these public water resources. However, streams, rivers and lakes across the country are becoming degraded and in danger of losing their capacity to meet the needs of the human, plant and animal populations which depend on them. While many point sources of pollutants can be and have been addressed by regulation, nonpoint source pollution resulting from independent land use decisions across a broad landscape, especially in agriculture, remains a very difficult issue. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress singles out nonpoint source pollution as one of the biggest environmental challenges of the 21st century. There is increasing evidence that persistent nonpoint source water problems can be effectively addressed when public deliberation is linked to scientific knowledge and technical expertise. The subject of this book is human social interactions. We present qualitative and quantitative studies of citizens' individual and collective efforts to work through the complex issues associated with watershed management. These results are intended to provide insight and practical knowledge that can be used by those who are working to bring change and long-lasting protection and improvement to U.S. waters."--Provided by publisher.
Brown, Susan S;Morton, Lois Wright
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Springer
2011
9781441972828
9781441972811
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