Reaching Watershed Scale Through Cooperation and Integration

Authors: Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Aspen Institute

Published: November 2018

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Publication Type: Report

"Reaching Watershed Scale Through Cooperation and Integration" summarizes the Aspen-Nicholas Water Forum discussions of May-June 2018. The forum explored how integration could address the mismatch between what has traditionally been local solutions for local water issues and emerging water challenges that impact large geographic regions, multiple sectors, and different community functions. Integration is intended to synergistically combine efforts and resources to create benefits that could not have been individually achieved. The forum explored the opportunities and challenges to integration within and between water sectors, identifying common elements for success.
The Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program and the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University partner each year to convene a forum of experts across water sectors and regions to discuss what good water governance means for emerging issues.