Accession Number : AD0717023

Title :   The Susquehanna Communication-Participation Study. Selected Approaches to Public Involvement in Water Resources Planning.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR ENVIRONMENTAL SIMULATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Borton,Thomas E. ; Warner,Katharine P. ; Wenrich,J. William ; Havlick,Spenser W. ; Frost,John

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : The study represents an effort to introduce and evaluate selected approaches to public involvement in the Susquehanna River Basin study. The public involvement activities centered upon establishing a program of lined contacts between agency planners and local residents. Some of the important activities were identification and interviews with local opinion leaders, mailing of brochures, newsletters, and surveys, and workshops and forum meetings. Questionnaires were used throughout the study to evaluate changes in attitudes and the effectiveness of the techniques used. The findings indicate that the workshops were particularly successful in improving the understanding of attitudes and objectives between the agency planners and local representatives. The research evolved a public participation process model indicating the relation of public involvement to the phases of planning. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*WATER SUPPLIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL), (*PUBLIC RELATIONS, SYSTEMS ENGINEERING), COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, RIVERS, RURAL AREAS, QUESTIONNAIRES, DATA PROCESSING, SYMPOSIA, INTERACTIONS, EFFECTIVENESS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE