Pathways for Getting to Better Water Quality: The Citizen Effect

Editors: Wright Morton, Lois, Brown, Susan S. (Eds.)

  • Covers understanding and solving local problems of non-point source water pollution
  • Provides a framework and empirical evidence to document the many ways people engage each other to make sense of and solve shared watershed concerns
  • Examines the idea that citizens are an untapped resource when it comes to solving water quality problems
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The citizen effect refers to the many ways people engage science, technology and each other to identify and solve local watershed and water resource problems. The waters of the United States are sources of pride and prosperity, and they are intimately connected to the land. Citizens have both rights to use and responsibility for conserving, protecting and sustaining these public water resources. However, streams, rivers and lakes across the country are becoming degraded and in danger of losing their capacity to meet the needs of the human, plant and animal populations which depend on them. While many point sources of pollutants can be and have been addressed by regulation, nonpoint source pollution resulting from independent land use decisions across a broad landscape, especially in agriculture, remains a very difficult issue. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in their National Water Quality Inventory Report to Congress singles out nonpoint source pollution as one of the biggest environmental challenges of the 21st century. There is increasing evidence that persistent nonpoint source water problems can be effectively addressed when public deliberation is linked to scientific knowledge and technical expertise. The subject of this book is human social interactions. We present qualitative and quantitative studies of citizens’ individual and collective efforts to work through the complex issues associated with watershed management. These results are intended to provide insight and practical knowledge that can be used by those who are working to bring change and long-lasting protection and improvement to U.S. waters.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Pathways to Better Water Quality

    Morton, Lois Wright (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Citizen Involvement

    Morton, Lois Wright

    Pages 15-28

  • Shared Leadership for Watershed Management

    Morton, Lois Wright (et al.)

    Pages 29-39

  • Relationships, Connections, Influence, and Power

    Morton, Lois Wright

    Pages 41-55

  • Turning Conflict into Citizen Participation and Power

    Zacharakis, Jeff

    Pages 57-66

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eBook $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8128-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pathways for Getting to Better Water Quality: The Citizen Effect
Editors
  • Lois Wright Morton
  • Susan S. Brown
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7282-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7282-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7281-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8128-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 273
Topics