Public Involvement Strategies: A Case Study in Citizen Participation

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by Kathy Wood Loveless, US Bureau of Reclamation, Salt Lake, City, UT, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '85

Abstract: Literally millions of dollars are wasted every year because authorized and funded water projects are stalled in court, hung up in administrative proceedings, or delayed while the project is reformulated. This paper investigates four such projects and looks at the way public involvement strategies are employed. Can other projects now underway, and those in the future avoid such delays and waste by using different strategies and techniques? Four hypotheses are proposed to answer this question.

Subject Headings: Case studies | Public participation | Hydro power | Power plants | Water resources | Project delay | Public policy | Spillways | Arizona | North America | United States

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