Institute for Environmental Negotiation

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Subject Expertise: Water

Strategic Planning for the Virginia Coastal Program

(1998) IEN was asked to facilitate the Virginia Coastal Program's (VCP) first formal strategic planning effort, during which stakeholders were asked to take a fresh look at VCP priorities, at VCP structure, and at how to optimize the protection of coastal resources. This six-month process involved stakeholder interviews, research, meetings with agency stakeholders, and meetings with interest groups with environmental, economic, and local government interests. The IEN developed meeting summaries, an Issues Paper, a Primer on the Virginia Coastal Program, a Themes-Directions-Options paper, and... Continue reading →

Categorized as: 1990s, Consensus Building, Strategic Planning, Water, People & Communities, State Government,

Fisheries Management and the Menhaden Controversy

(1997) With support from the Virginia Sea Grant Program, the Institute conducted a convening study on the Menhaden fisheries controversy to determine whether alternative dispute resolution techniques could be used to resolve this protracted common property resource conflict.  Upon completion of the study, IEN published a report called, "The Menhaden Fishery Controversy: A Convening Analysis."

Categorized as: 1990s, Research, Water, Federal Government,

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