Partnering in Environmental Restoration: The Coastal America Model

by William L. Klesch, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Policy and Management: Solving the Problems


The Coastal America Partnership was initiated in 1993 with the underlying principal that collaborative efforts would be more successful than attempting individual agency solutions. To that end three target problem areas, characterizing coastal problems, were identified and used to focus the collaborative efforts. An organizational structure was established involving all levels of the particiapting agencies, thereby providing for a consistent approach to coastal problems involving the partnership. To date the Coastal America Partnership has initiated 24 projects valued at over $10 million with 50% of the costs being borne by non-Federal interests, a clear indication of the partnerships success and potential.

Subject Headings: Coastal management | Aging (material) | Construction costs | Volunteerism | Urban and regional development | Organizations | Government

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