Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Empowering communities to create shared solutions

Subject Expertise: Water

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,

Virginia State Generic Management Plan for Pesticides and Ground Water

(1988 - 1992)  IEN facilitated a year-long process for a task force composed of twelve Virginia state agencies to develop a state plan for protecting ground water from pesticides.

Categorized as: 1980s, 1990s, Consensus Building, Water, Land, State Government,

Elizabeth River Watershed Plan Revision

(2007-2008) The Elizabeth River Project underwent a yearlong revision process to the watershed Action Plan, last updated in 2002. The Elizabeth River is an important tributary to the Chesapeake Bay. While serving as a vehicle for economic activity, with many industries on the River served by its navigable waters, the River has also served as a reminder of the harm of environmental contamination. A series of stakeholder meetings were convened in 2007 and 2008 to evaluate existing and continuing problems (environmental, social, political) associated with the restoration of the Elizabeth River... Continue reading →

Categorized as: 2000s, Consensus Building, Water, Federal Government,

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