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Citizen Involvement

  • Lois Wright MortonEmail author
Chapter

Abstract

Connecting people to new information and to each other can change the political and social landscape and ultimately influence the physical conditions of local water bodies. The mechanisms of change are regulatory forces, economic incentives and disincentives, social pressure, civic structure, and individuals’ internal values and beliefs. The geography of place-the local watershed-is central to building relationships among citizens and the capacity to develop a unified vision and plan for water resource management.

Keywords

Ecosystem Service Civil Society Social Pressure Economic Incentive Watershed Management 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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