Structuring Communications Programs for Public Participation in Water Resources Planning.
UTAH STATE UNIV LOGAN DEPT OF CIVIL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING
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Most federal agencies with resource planning and management responsibilities have received both executive and legislative directives to promote broad public involvement in their planning studies. This report is directed toward describing methods and techniques for planner-citizen communication which will enhance the level of public participation in the planning process and will permit citizens and planners to work effectively together in arriving at planning decisions which affect multiple local, state, and federal jurisdictions. The report describes the Corps of Engineers planning process and defines the information generated during the planning activities. The planning process is related to various communication models and an approach to development of public participation programs is suggested. Various techniques and methods for communication with the public are presented. The report concludes with several examples of public participation programs and the relation of these programs to environmental impact assessment and water quality management.
- Civil Engineering