Social Science, Engineering and Water Resources Management: A Perspective

by Jerome Delli Priscoli, US Army Corps of Engineers, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: The Role of Social and Behavioral Sciences in Water Resources Planning and Management


This paper shares a framework or context for professional activities of social scientists in water resources management. It emphasizes the positive opportunities for helping and not simply the critique roles of social scientists. The focus is on three questions: 1) Conceptually: Why are social scientists needed in water resources?; 2) Practically: What do social scientists do?; and 3) What are the future roles of social scientists in water resource development, management and engineering?

Subject Headings: Water resources | Resource management | Social factors | Hydraulic engineering | Personnel management | Frames | Professional activities

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