Event Title

Session A4 - Effective Public Engagement for Successful River Restoration Projects

Location

UMass Amherst

Event Website

http://fishpassage.ecs.umass.edu/Conference2012/

Start Date

6-6-2012 11:10 AM

End Date

6-6-2012 11:30 AM

Description

Public engagement -- two words that often strike terror in the hearts of engineers and river restoration scientists. An effective public process can build project support, enlist partners, and resolve sticking points that would otherwise derail a project. A process that overlooks the needs of the public can be disastrous. This presentation will examine the types of decisions to be made when planning a public process, including defining the public, evaluating the anticipated outcomes of a public process, determining what kind of process is appropriate, how to talk about change, how to build connections with project opponents, and how to survive meetings that don't go as planned.

Comments

Lisa Hollingsworth-Segedy, AICP is Associate Director for River Restoration in American Rivers' Western Pennsylvania Field Office. Since 2008, she provides technical assistance and project management for dam removals and other river restoration projects. Lisa has more than three decades of experience with water resources planning, including extensive experience with public engagement processes.

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Jun 6th, 11:10 AM Jun 6th, 11:30 AM

Session A4 - Effective Public Engagement for Successful River Restoration Projects

UMass Amherst

Public engagement -- two words that often strike terror in the hearts of engineers and river restoration scientists. An effective public process can build project support, enlist partners, and resolve sticking points that would otherwise derail a project. A process that overlooks the needs of the public can be disastrous. This presentation will examine the types of decisions to be made when planning a public process, including defining the public, evaluating the anticipated outcomes of a public process, determining what kind of process is appropriate, how to talk about change, how to build connections with project opponents, and how to survive meetings that don't go as planned.

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