Accession Number : ADA322821

Title :   The Legal-Institutional Analysis Model (LIAM): A Validation Study. Instream Flow Information Paper: No. 25.

Descriptive Note : Biological rept.,

Corporate Author : PATUXENT WILDLIFE RESEARCH CENTER FORT COLLINS CO

Personal Author(s) : Wilds, Leah J.

PDF Url : ADA322821

Report Date : AUG 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 86

Abstract : When professionals have to negotiate instream flows and other resource issues for water resource projects, they often find the bargaining difficult. These negotiations result from attempts to implement regulatory policies related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental impact statements, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) licenses, 404 permits and other environmental protection programs. The difficulties are often technical and, almost always, professionals face complex political problems. A technology has been developed to help fish and wildlife managers plan for these negotiations. This technology, the Legal-Institutional Analysis Model (LIAM), has been subjected to rigorous analysis, and the results are presented in this paper. To the extent the LIAM is a useful tool, the bargaining over implementing regulatory policies may be facilitated.

Descriptors :   *RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, *ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION, *WATER RESOURCES, *STREAMFLOW ANALYSIS, *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS, POLICIES, VALIDATION, MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL, FLOW, WILDLIFE, PAPER, NEGOTIATIONS, BARGAINING.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Information Science
      Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE