Project ID

2003-E1

Abstract

Selected residents of three central Iowa counties were surveyed to determine their thoughts and opinions on water quality issues in the Squaw Creek watershed basin.

Key Question

How can all stakeholders have equal representation in a watershed planning project when typically only residents who attend public meetings have a voice?

Findings

This research developed a new methodology that benefits farmers by allowing their voices to be equally represented along with urban residents and city-county officials. Continued research and development of this tool (and its use) will ensure that the voices of farmers are always represented in planning projects that affect them.

Principal Investigator(s)

Mimi Wagner

Year of Grant Completion

2004

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