Accession Number:

ADA409080

Title:

Freshwater Decision Makers' Information Needs

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP WASHINGTON DC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This project was launched as a follow up to the Freshwater Imperative, which was initiated in 1990. The project was developed as a three-phase effort to identify priority research issues based on the needs of decision makers. The purpose of the Freshwater Decision Makers Information Needs FIN is straightforward to enhance the use of scientific information by those responsible for managing, restoring and conserving freshwater systems by strengthening the linkages between research and decision making. RAND has designed a multiphase process that allows freshwater decision makers to convey their information needs to the research community. After decision makers identified the policy questions and key issues, the research community will identify current or future research to address these needs. Then relevant research guidance will be developed at both the national level and regional scale. The results of this iterative process will enhance the dialogue between the research and decision making communities.

Subject Categories:

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE