Social scientists can bring to the conflict-management process objective, reliable information needed to resolve increasingly complex issues. Engineers need basic training in the principles of the social sciences and in strategies for public involvement. All scientists need to be sure that that the information they provide is unbiased by their own value judgments and that fair standards and open procedures govern its use.
Additional Publication Details
Social scientist's viewpoint on conflict management
American Society of Civil Engineers
New York, NY
Larger Work Title:
Managing water-related conflicts: the engineer's role: proceedings of the Engineering Foundation Conference, Sheraton Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, November 5-10, 1989
Managing water-related conflicts: the engineer's role: the Engineering Foundation Conference