Introduction Human Dimensions of Watershed Management
Journal of the American Water resources Association
Wiley Online Library
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.
Lant, C.L, 1999. Introduction: Human dimensions of watershed management, Journal of the American Water Resources Association 35(3): 483-486.