Analysis of Institutional Policy for the Provision of Stormwater Management in the Lake Pontchartrain Watershed

by Fritz Wagner, Univ of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA,
David Hart, Univ of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '87


In response to the threat that pollution from urban runoff poses to the utilization of Lake Pontchartrain as an economic and recreational resource, this study addresses, from an institutional perspective, management techniques to improve the quality of urban runoff entering the Lake Pontchartrain system. The contents of this study include a discussion of the framework of a policy analysis, the evolution of policy analysis techniques that consider social variables, a discussion of the method used to analyze stormwater management in the Lake Pontchartrain basin (Hill's goals achievement matrix), policy alternatives chosen, policy goals, impacted groups, and in conclusion, an analysis of the completed goals achievement matrix.

Subject Headings: Stormwater management | Lakes | Watersheds | Resource management | Runoff | Management methods | Urban areas | Water quality | Louisiana | United States

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