Accession Number : ADA319523

Title :   Environmental Evaluation: The Role of Stakeholder Communication and Collaborative Planning.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER INST FOR WATER RESOURCES FORT BELVOIR VA

Personal Author(s) : Schkade, David A. ; Feather, Timothy D. ; Capan, Donald T.

PDF Url : ADA319523

Report Date : JUN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : This study investigates how understanding the perspectives of stakeholders in U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) environmental projects might improve the identification and communication of project benefits. Valuation of project features is a central component of the Corps decision-making framework. The outputs of environmental projects are multiple, varied, and usually difficult to measure in monetary terms, given the current state of the art. Thus, while estimating the costs of various project alternatives is reasonably well understood, documenting and communicating project benefits requires a different approach. The question to be addressed here then is: How can the benefits be effectively communicated to decision makers?

Descriptors :   *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, OUTPUT, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, STATE OF THE ART, COSTS, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS, BENEFITS.

Subject Categories : Command, Control and Communications Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE