Title

Introduction Human Dimensions of Watershed Management

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title

Journal of the American Water resources Association

Publisher

Wiley Online Library

Publication Date

6-8-1999

Volume

35

Issue

3

First Page

483

Last Page

486

Abstract

At last count, there were over 1500 locally-led watershed management initiatives in the United States, almost all of these established in the 1990s. Watershed management has become a social movement, not only in the United States, but, as the reader will see, also in Brazil, Australia, and other countries. As a social phenomenon, the "grassroots"watershed management movement raises a number of questions. What is a locally-led water management initiative? Why are they growing so rapidly now? What are the goals of local watershed management? What problems are these groups trying to solve? Are they being successful in solving these problems and reaching these goals? What factors account for the differences between success and failure? This special issue of the Journal of the American Water Resources Association is a first step in answering these questions.

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