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Main Title Analyzing Organizational Conflicts in Water Resource Management. A Systematic Approach.
CORP Author Analytic Sciences Corp., Reading, Mass.
Year Published 1972
Report Number TASC-TR-200; DI-14-31-0001-3397; OWRR-C-2103(3397); 04551,; C-2103(3397)(1)
Stock Number PB-214 540
Additional Subjects ( Water resources ; Regional planning) ; ( Urbanization ; Water quality) ; ( Government policies ; Water resources) ; ( Economic models ; Water resources) ; ( Massachusetts ; Water resources) ; Political systems ; River basin development ; Land use ; Management planning ; Local government ; Decision making ; Mathematical models ; Neponset River ; Connecticut River ; Computer programs ; Swamps ; Water supply ; Population growth ; Public opinion ; Communities ; Taxes ; FORTRAN ; Conflict ; Legislation ; Computerized simulation ; Wetlands ; Property taxes
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NTIS  PB-214 540 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 133p
A systematic approach to analyzing conflicts between planning agencies and citizen groups over water and related land-use alternatives is presented. The methodology consists of building dynamic system models of the institutional and economic factors involved in a conflict, and using the models to make quantitative and qualitative predictions of the course of events. Organizational goals, constraints, strategies and interactions are represented by dynamic feedback models, which are based on information and data provided by participant-observers who are actively involved in the conflict. The methodology was applied to two case studies in Massachusetts; the proposed diversion of the Connecticut River at Northfield Mountain, and wetlands protection in the Neponset River watershed (Traphole Brook). A computer simulation model of land-use economics in a typical Massachusetts suburban community is described. The methodology should be of interest to policy researchers and planners concerned with public participation in water resources planning. (Author)