Water Resources Research Act Program

Details for Project ID 2014KY226B

Diverse participation in watershed planning and governance: Building social-ecological resilience in Kentucky Watersheds

Institute: Kentucky
Year Established: 2014 Start Date: 2014-03-01 End Date: 2015-02-28
Total Federal Funds: $5,000 Total Non-Federal Funds: $13,790

Principal Investigators: Tony Arnold

Abstract: This project will enhance existing student research by funding a new study that will focus on the participatory methods and preferences of diverse and often under-involved groups in watershed governance processes. The objectives are to improve the state of knowledge about participation and stakeholder diversity in evolving watershed institutions and to develop applications of this knowledge (i.e., best practices) that will help watershed governance facilitators to improve the breadth, diversity, and quality of participation by stakeholders and therefore the effectiveness and legitimacy of collaborative watershed problem-solving.